“Don’t Undermine Solar Self-Generation!” (October 2021)

In this letter to Commissioners and staff of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Alliance raised our voice to support a strong Net Energy Metering (NEM) program. Throughout 2021, a coalition of organizations –over 500 strong by December 1– joined forces to protect this critical program.

Local solar and other small-scale clean energy solutions must be compensated fairly for the value of their generation. Should NEM values be reduced and/or fees added, front line communities, especially low-income customers and communities of color, those already structurally disadvantaged by the energy system, will find that these clean solutions are no long available for them.

The Alliance expressed its strong view that keeping NEM rates that ensure participation by all electricity customers, not just rich ones, is critical to simple fairness and energy equity. Not to mention the vital need to mitigate the escalating climate emergency.

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