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Hundreds Gather to Protest CPUC in “Don’t Tax the Sun” Rallies

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Hundreds of people in San Francisco and Los Angeles gathered on June 2nd to protest the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) latest proposal to tax rooftop solar and to reduce the number of credits consumers are receiving after selling solar energy back to the grid. 

Both rallies took place just before the CPUC meeting and were said to be “the largest ever submission of live and video-recorded public comments in CPUC history,” according to the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA). 

A few weeks before the rally took place, CALSSA also asked solar companies and workers to close their offices for the day to join them in rallying against the solar tax and solar cliff that the CPUC hopes to implement. 

At the beginning of May, the CPUC announced that it would be “reopening the record” on its net energy metering (NEM 3.0) proceeding to gather more information on specific elements of the decision before coming to a finalized decision. 

If this decision were to pass, many families would be unable to take advantage of cheap, clean energy from rooftop solar. Solar workers, community leaders, clean energy advocates and more are working hard for the CPUC to reject these changes, hoping to keep solar affordable and growing for all types of consumers, not just investor-owned utilities. 

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