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Juxtaposition of delivering safe, reliable, clean energy while upgrading powerlines and reducing wildfire risk squeezes the pocketbooks of those in deregulated states. 

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Michael Keller on Jan 9, 2023

California has not deregulated markets. It’ been re-regulated to favor special interest groups.

There is virtually no doubt that California’s green energy regulations have significantly increased the average person’s electric bills.

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Robert Borlick on Jan 9, 2023

I agree.  The three IOUs acquired renewable energy to satisfy the state's aggressive renewable portfolio standard at prices significantly higher than wholesale market prices.  In addition,  study done by UC Berkeley economists revealed that the subsidies provided to residential rooftop solar through net energy metering drove up the retail rates of the three IOUs by more than the subsidy to low-income (CARES) customers. (see "Designing Electricity Rates for An Equitable Energy Transition" by Next 10.)

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