How California Broke Its Electricity Bills

June 5, 2024

Shift Key Podcast

Rob and Jesse from Shift Key Podcast talk with Severin Borenstein, Energy Institute Faculty Director, about rooftop solar bills and whether the government should take over electric utilities.

“If we’re going to reduce greenhouse gases, the way we’re going to electrify […] is by people switching to electric transportation instead of burning gasoline, and people switching to electrification for heating, hot-water heating, cooking, clothes drying, all the things where you have a choice of using natural gas. In both of those cases, if you overcharge for electricity, you are discouraging people from doing that sort of electrification.”