Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission decided to allow fossil fuel technologies to continue to receive ratepayer funds through the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), meant to fund clean energy projects including batteries to store solar energy. Recently, however, CPUC staff stood up and called for program reforms, including making emissive and non-cost effective natural gas technologies ineligible for the program. CPUC should quickly adopt their staff's recommendations.
If you agree this is the right step then write a letter to the CPUC Commissioners urging them to be more careful with California ratepayers’ dollars and reform the SGIP program.
Absent these changes, SGIP—meant to transition California to a cleaner future—could actually increase greenhouse gas emissions in the state, potentially significantly, if such reforms are not adopted.
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