Thursday, December 17, 2015

PUC Hikes Fees for Switching from PG&E to Green Energy

People who buy energy from local non-profit green energy programs will be hit with a fee increase in January, after a vote by the California Public Utilities Commission. The Commission voted to double “exit fees” paid by people who switch from PG&E to “community choice” programs that offer greener power options for their customers. Opponents of the fee hike say it protects PG&E’s monopoly and discourages renewable energy. Christopher Martinez reports from San Francisco.