We build a house to take advantage of renewables and solar energy. But, after 30 years, we did not install the planned solar as we could never get the benefits to pencil out when all the maintenance and replacment costs were figured into the calculations. While the initial costs are low, the long-term costs grow in magnitude over time. It is hard for innumerate people to understand the cost of ownership math.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
WUWT recently reported how California had abandoned rooftop solar, by excluding them from generous renewable credit schemes. California has now intensified its attack on renewable energy consumers, by increasing fees for customers who switch to renewable energy schemes.
Customers of clean energy programs hit with fee increase
The California Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to allow a nearly 100 percent price increase on exit fees for customers leaving Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for green energy programs like CleanPowerSF and Marin Clean Energy, which will make those and similar programs more expensive.
Many of the programs — where local governments buy green electricity for their residents, while private utilities own and operate the electrical grid — will be undermined financially by the uptick in the charge, called the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, their officials say.
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