Solar Advocates Take Dim View Of New Fees
from the ridiculous dept
With all the electric power problems the state of California has had recently (no matter whose fault they really were) you would think they would be encouraging people to look for alternative sources of power. However, that does not appear to be the case. Since the state got itself locked into ridiculously high energy deals, they’re now looking to tax people who have “escaped” the system. In other words, if you’ve set up solar panels, so you don’t need to pay an electricity bill to PG&E, they now want to tax you. What’s amazing is that they don’t even try to hide the reason they’re doing this. The state admits that they’re paying too much for electricity and need some way to make up the bill.
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Expect to see more of this. States got caught up in the euphoria of the dot com bubble too, and spent money based on projections of incoming tax revenue that were pipe dreams at best. Those bills are now coming due and the states are short billions. Cutting spending never seems to be part of the solution.
Youv'e got taxes!
If you want to be ‘grid intertied’, the power company has to let you do that.
But now you get to carry insurance for the honnor, $200 or so. Here’s what’s neat tho. The power company is self-insured, so if they got hit with a big pay-out…guess who’s pocket they’d dip into? Yup, the customers.