Policy Documents

California Public Utilities Commission Reports High Costs for ‘Net Metering’

November 11, 2013

In this Heartlander report, Bonner Cohen notes the efforts to green California are leading to higher prices, and is especially harming the poor in the state.  The author asserts that, 

An initiative to stimulate rooftop solar power in California is raising electricity bills throughout the state, according to a report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  In the newly released report, the CPUC found the initiative, commonly known as “net metering” or “feed-in tariff,” is especially harming lower-income Californians.