The Future of Solar Energy in California: Net Metering, Social Equity, and Electrification
This timely webinar will focus on the future of solar energy in California and the challenges we face as we transition to 100% clean energy. The investor-owned utilities (IOUs) have proposed altering the net metering program which essentially pays solar customers who feed surplus energy back to the grid. If the IOUs gain approval from the PUC for their proposed changes which virtually eliminates net metering, it will drastically lengthen the payback period for rooftop solar. Social equity is another policy issue that will be discussed. How do we ensure that low-income households and communities of concern can reap the benefits of renewable energy?
Tara Hammond, Founder and CEO of Hammond Climate Solutions
Eddie Price, Community Outreach Coordinator, Grid Alternatives San Diego
Sonja Robinson, Chair, Environmental Justice Committee, NAACP San Diego
Dave Rosenfeld, Executive Director of Solar Rights Alliance