Former CA utilities commissioner exposes “regulatory capture” of agency Explosive ABC10 exclusive report slams CPUC for crippling state’s rooftop solar industry amidst climate crisis

Posted by - June 21, 2024

A powerful segment by newscaster Alex Bell for ABC10 Sacramento on June 18 exposed the climate solution-crippling influence that the state’s largest utilities have over the California Public Utilities Commission. In an interview with ABC10, Loretta Lynch, President of the CPUC from 2000 to 2002, blew the whistle on undue influence that the state’s muliti-billion

Utilities Escalate Secret War on California Solar State Public Utilities Commission captured by utilities, consistently follows their guidance in making decisions

Posted by - November 8, 2023

Throughout the past several years, as California has pushed for more renewable energy development, utility companies have, at the same time fought against those efforts, sometimes even illegally using ratepayer funds to lobby against climate solutions.  This petition calls on the CPUC to vote against a dangerous decision that will block solar for properties with

Utilities Trying to Kill Small Solar Farms New proposed submetering decision by CPUC on behalf of utility giants would gut solar incentives for property owners

Posted by - September 15, 2023

The Solar Rights Alliance is sounding the alarm bells that a new  proposed decision by the powerful California Public Utilities Commission will hurt farmers and property owners by making it nearly impossible for them to recover the cost of larger solar systems that they directly sub-meter to sub-tenants. Dave Rosenfeld, the executive director Solar Rights Alliance, said the

California Utilities Use Ratepayer Money to Stop Climate Solutions SacBee expose reveals SoCalGas illegally spent at least $36 million to fight state climate policies

Posted by - August 25, 2023

An explosive new investigative report by Joe Rubin and Ari Plachta in the Sacramento Bee revealed that utility companies have regularly used ratepayer funds to block climate solutions like electrification. If true, this would be illegal and constitute fraud. SoCalGas claims that its lobbying activities are paid out of profits, but in a brief by the