Environmentalists Sue California Over Reduced Solar Incentives – May 2023

The Los Angeles Times

Severin Borenstein, Energy Institute Faculty Director responds in the Los Angeles Times about concerns from environmentalist groups around the PUC’s solar benefit decisions.

Rooftop solar panels can help reduce pollution from fossil fuel infrastructure — but so can big solar farms in the desert. And yes, solar-plus-storage installations can help homes stay powered during blackouts — but that’s more a “private benefit to the customer” than a “societal benefit” that should be subsidized by other utility customers.”

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