Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rooftop Solar Activists Blast Utility Proposals

Some farmers, businesses, and city officials are pushing back against utility industry proposals the advocates say could double or triple the cost of new solar power installation. They say the state’s major investor-owned utilities are proposing new rules that would gut a state program that lets consumers sell back unused solar power they generate, with new fees that would boost utility monopolies’ profits at the expense of consumers and the environment. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.