SACRAMENTO – Legislative Democrats’ ambitious climate agenda is hurting Californians in our pocketbook. In an op-ed recently penned by editorial writer and columnist Susan Shelley in the Orange County Register, she highlights how much more Californians are paying in our utility bills and why.
Californians pay too much for utilities, and it’s getting worse. … The state’s climate agenda is a major reason for the rising cost of electricity. In February, California residential customers paid an average of 19.15 cents per kilowatt hour, high above the national average of 12.62 cents per kilowatt hour. … The national average cost of electricity is down from 12.78 last year, but the cost in California is up from 18.68. The state’s climate agenda is a major reason for the rising cost of electricity. In 2006, California enacted AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act … Your utility bills are high and going higher in California. Even worse, the people who have done this to you don’t know, don’t care and don’t intend to do anything about it.
Click here to read Susan Shelley’s full commentary as published in The Orange County Register.