Good news! The California Public Utilities Commission decision on small-scale and rooftop solar has been postponed!
After months of debate surrounding the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) proposed rule changes regarding solar energy and storage, a judge on the commission announced Thursday that the matter “will not appear on the Commission’s voting meeting agenda until further notice.”
This decision would not have happened without clean energy and justice advocates across California. We’d like to thank our partners and the thousands of people who mobilized to support the growing solar industry and demand regulations that keep small-scale solar and storage accessible to low and middle-income Californians!
This issue united climate activists, solar industry employees, working-class solar customers, and more to stand up for energy resilience, affordability, and equity. People across the state are increasingly demanding local, clean energy resources in the face of wildfires, public safety power shut-offs, and rising investor-owned utility rates. As the CPUC goes back to the drawing board, we urge them to craft a solar rate structure that benefits all Californians, not corporate utilities. This isn’t over yet, and there will be more opportunities to stand up for clean, equitable, and resilient energy soon.