This is it. Local Solar Needs Us NOW!

Make no mistake. If California communities want the ability to benefit from local solar, we must defend this ability NOW.

In December 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a Proposed Decision (PD) on the successor tariff for the Net Energy Metering program. It’s no exaggeration: the PD is as bad as it could be.

The California Alliance for Community Energy has been fighting for rooftop solar for years, yet the threat has never been this serious. Below please find links to our efforts, followed by a selection of resources to mount your own actions.

We agree with others: pressure must focus on Governor Newsom — will he be the Governor Who Kills Rooftop Solar?? We cannot let up until the CPUC backs down!

What’s At Stake: The IOUs Win, We Lose

Our Efforts

Alliance Coordinator Al Weinrub speaking out for our communities at the State House, as over 120,000 signatures in support of rooftop solar were delivered to Governor Newsom on December 8, 2021.

Photo courtesy of Solar Rights Alliance

Take Action: Resources from Others

The Solar Rights Alliance has been leading the campaign to save rooftop solar since early 2020. Their “Save California Solar” Tool Kit offers a wealth of resources, including:

  • Fact Sheet explaining how the CPUC’s proposed decision would be bad for all local solar in California, including people who already have rooftop systems. In fact, the decision would hurt lower income households the most.
  • The “Save California Solar” campaign website also offers sample texts for calls to the Governor’s Office, tweets and other sample posts to share widely.
  • “The Utility Cost Shift Fallacy” white paper, with lots of links to helpful references.

Voices in Support of Local Solar