Even renters and low-income Californians could now have access to clean, affordable solar energy. If only Pacific Gas and Electric Co. would let them.
California's state law makers are getting ready to vote on measures that would make solar installations on private residences a lot more affordable. So far, renters have been more or less ineligible for solar benefits, but SB843 would change all that. The bill would allow renters to buy their electricity from a warehouse or office building or solar farm that already has a working solar installation. Fans of the bill predict it would add the equivalent of two nuclear reactor's worth of energy to California's supply. Another bill, AB1990, would bring affordable solar energy to low-income communities through a similar process, relieving neighborhoods living with a high air pollution index.
But PG&E is dragging its corporate feet, complaining that providing such clean energy will cost them too much. Tell Pacific Gas and Electric Co to get with the program and stop standing in the way of solar power distribution!
We the undersigned think SB843 and AB1990 will bring needed reforms to the availability of solar power to Californians across the state.
Together, these bills will allow renters and low-income home owners to buy solar power generated by large solar installations already established at warehouses, office buildings, and solar farms. That way, no power is wasted, and everybody wins--both the resident and the solar provider. Your objections that the programs would cost too much are rooted in greed and not future oriented.
California badly needs the clean energy that solar power provides, and such sustainable energy is the way of the future. Please support SB843 and AB1990!