While the state of California has always been well known for its initiative in going green and saving on energy by implementing our solar power advantages, it seems to be turning even citizens a little green.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has recently proposed a new set of rules and guidelines that are sure to hurt homeowners.
In 2006, while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in office, he set a goal of one million homes to be powered by rooftop solar in hopes to somewhat offset pollution. In 2019, California smashed its goal, elevating them to global climate star status.
What California does matters on both the national and international stages, and the next few decisions will have a profound effect on more than possibly imagined. CPUC has issued a new set of rules for rooftop solar and batteries having a severely negative impact on their citizens due to regulations they put on homeowners just a few years ago.
If they implement these new rules, Californians will find themselves with double, possibly triple what their bill currently runs, as well as drastically cutting down the percentage of credit energy metering (NEM) (which is an electrically billing mechanism that allows consumers who generate some or all of their electricity to use that electricity anytime instead of when its generated).
If that wasn’t enough, they are going to be adding a charge of $57 to all those who install solar. It is no surprise the new green deal has so many up in arms, wondering what to do.
As an American citizen, one would assume if the government was very worried about the environment they would be doing the exact opposite. Seems kinda like we’re punishing those that have bought into global warming prevention, literally. One can only hope it’s not a sign of things to come.
While claiming to be smack dab in the middle of the climate-energy crisis, do we need to make rooftop solar more expensive? Seems counterproductive, but hey what do we know?
As of January 1, 2020, California has enforced a solar mandate that requires both single-family homes as well as multi-family homes that are up to three stories high to have a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
With the amount of momentum California has exhibited over the last few years, why on earth would it lose steam like this and decide to just stop? They should be offering incentives now more than ever. Sounds a little fishy, to say the least.
It appears other states are following suit, plotting and scheming against the citizens they hoodwinked, taking advantage of the Americans trying to make a difference. California is sending a very bad message.
One would think It would be hard to claim how “green” you are while punishing your citizens when they’re simply doing their part to decrease carbon footprints left behind. Meanwhile, they’re shouting, we must go green!
As much as Texans and Floridians aren’t as happy to have Californians move down to the conservative southern states, they can’t blame them. All they ask is that you please leave your liberal way of voting on that side of the border and remember what drove you out of California.
California withdrawing support is merely another example that in this day and age, people’s word for the most part means nothing but if anything, very little at all. Never forget the amount of time California lawmakers spend telling their citizens how to live and breathe is matched with the amount of time they spend fleeing from the very state they just locked down.
They can’t take the heat, and this is no different. It’s always a good strategy to ask yourself, why? How does this benefit them? Very rarely does the government ever do anything altruistically for the people anymore, so following the money may be our only way to find real answers.