The big utilities like Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric have traditionally relied on the big profits they make from bloated dirty energy projects. Dirty energy projects – like natural gas plants – are often built in poor communities, polluting our air and guzzling up water resources at a time of record droughts.
That’s why the big utilities feel threatened by the growth of California’s rooftop solar revolution. More clean energy means more local jobs for our communities but fewer profits for the utilities’ traditional dirty energy business model.
Two-thirds of new solar installations are now taking place in middle class and low income communities. This means that more and more families are now able to benefit from the economic benefits that solar energy brings. In addition, rooftop solar projects are expected to save California schools and public buildings $2.5 billion over the next thirty years, helping to free up much needed funding for teachers and student programs.
This is not the time to obstruct the growth of rooftop solar. Our state’s entire clean energy economy depends on moving forward, not backwards on solar. Click here to find out more.