By Connie Sullivan —
The club was approached by Cailley Underhill of the Solar Power Alliance to add our support to their effort to stop a new utility tax that was sneakily added to a budget bill (AB205) this summer. The bill has already been signed by the Governor and does contain a lot of good provisions, but the utility tax portion is, in a word, outrageous. The tax hasn’t been implemented yet, as it requires some action by the CPUC first.
The tax is progressive which, of course, we applaud, but for the higher income tiers the tax is huge – up to $128 per month or $1536 per year. Further, the Alliance’s analysis shows that very high usage households will actually fair better than others!
The letter we signed onto can be seen here.