Sides Clash Over Whether New CPUC Fixed Charge Will Hurt Climate Goals

May 9, 2024
Environmental and community groups are clashing with state regulators, utilities and some ratepayer advocates about whether the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) new $24 fixed charge on many electric bills will hurt the state’s efforts to decarbonize the sector and achieve its greenhouse gas and climate targets. “Raising bills on 4 million households across California with a small energy footprint discourages all forms of energy conservation, puts our state’s climate and conservation goals further out of reach, and runs directly...

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