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California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

Emma Penrod “Here in California, we are in a period of relatively extreme rate inflation,” said Matt Baker, director of Read More →

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California NEM 3.0: Regulators propose 1-year delay to net metering decision

John Engel California regulators want to take another year to evaluate potential changes to the state’s net energy metering policy— Read More →

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CPUC delays California NEM 3.0 decision

Kelsey Misbrener The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net-metering changes, according to SEIA. Read More →

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NEM 3.0: What Changes Are Coming?

In August 2020, for the second time in just four years, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) opened up a Read More →

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Letters to the Editor: Those Sunny California Solar Numbers Miss a Lot

Regarding “The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate” (op-ed, Aug. 13): The economics of the solar mandate will be even worse than described in Steven Sexton’s devastating critique. As intermittent solar power becomes an increasingly large portion of the total electric power supply, there will need to be proportionately more intermittently idle capacity standing by for cloudy days. Read More →

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