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  • The final cut of TMC Podcast #34 is available now with topics timestamped. We covered Tesla's rollercoaster prices, Toyota pushing junk science, Mike's new Model 3, Optimizing track mode for snow driving, FSD V11 apparently coming by the end of this week, and more. You can watch and check out the chat replay on YouTube.

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  1. LeeM

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    I was very happy to read that Tesla has asked their employees in CA to get involved in the fight against the CPUC NEM 3.0 proposal. The Utilities Are About To Kill Rooftop Solar Energy. A breathtaking abomination is about to take place before the California Public Utilities Commission (final...
  2. LeeM

    CPUC Nem 3.0 discussion as it relates to Energy Products

    The proposal would more than double the payback period for a solar investment: 1) $57 per month solar penalty fee for putting solar panels on the roof. The more solar panels, the larger the fee. This includes apartment buildings, new homes built with solar per the state mandate, and...
  3. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Our supporters have been doing a great job submitting and publishing letters to the editor, including these from Peter Langerberg and Felice Sussman of LA. See how you can help? Save California Solar Update
  4. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    City of Richmond, Diablo Water District and SEIU 1021 take a stand to #SaveSolar Big thanks to these local governments and organizations for adopting stances in favor of keeping rooftop solar growing and opposing efforts to make solar more expensive for middle and working-class communities...
  5. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Schools are speaking up to #SaveSolar Schools are installing solar, and increasingly batteries as well, to cut costs and devote more of their resources to the classroom. This week, the following school districts sent letters like these to Gov. Newsom and the CPUC: Visalia Unified School...
  6. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Save the Date: Help deliver the public comments to Gov. Newsom on December 8th in Sacramento Our plan is to hand-deliver physical copies of every public comment to Gov. Newsom's office at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, December 8th sometime in the morning. More details coming...
  7. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    How you can help ensure Gov. Newsom and the CPUC receive 100,000 public comments Newsom and the CPUC receive 100,000 public comments regarding NEM 3.0 rates. Learn more here: Save California Solar Update As of this morning, over 90,000 public comments have been submitted. Wow! We're so close...
  8. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    On Thurs Oct. 21 at 10am, the CPUC will vote on whether to approve PG&E’s “Wildfire Mitigation Plan” If passed it will allow PG&E to do only the status quo- a status quo that has cost us lives and livelihoods. Here is how you can help: Reclaim Our Power 10.21.21 TPs and Social Media Kit
  9. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    In case you missed the webinar The traditional thinking is that economies of scale make remote energy generation more cost-effective. But a new study from the Local Solar for All Coalition, based on results from the powerful new WIS:dom-P model from Vibrant Clean Energy, turns this thinking...
  10. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and Local Solar for All commissioned Vibrant Clean Energy (VCE®) to investigate scenarios that electrify and completely decarbonize the economy for the state of California by 2045. The scenarios discussed in this report model California undergoing...
  11. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Interesting testimony to the CPUC: REBUTTAL TESTIMONY OF BILL POWERS, P.E Introduction This rebuttal testimony makes the following arguments: • The NEM 2.0 residential and non-residential tariffs should be retained in their current form, supplemented by terms consistent with the proposals of...
  12. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    CPUC voted to devalue consumer solar in favor of IOU power plants. CPUC is unelected, unaccountable political appointees. We can hold the Gov responsible. Let's collect 200K public comments Tell him to stand up for solar consumers #UtilityProfitGrab
  13. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    That's the point to pay rooftop solar a fair price for our generation of engery. We are mini clean energy power plants. No different than CA Utitilites buy energy from other sources.
  14. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    https://vibrantcleanenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/VCE-CCSA_CA_Report.pdf
  15. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Link to the report: https://vibrantcleanenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/VCE-CCSA_CA_Report.pdf
  16. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Here is the link to the actual report: https://vibrantcleanenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/VCE-CCSA_CA_Report.pdf
  17. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    thank you for signing the AARP petition. I hope you will share the link with friends and family. No need to be a member or 50+ Tell AARP: Stop lobbying to kill rooftop solar
  18. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Probably not but the petition signatures are still important to collect
  19. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Here is the link to the Vibrant Study: https://vibrantcleanenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/VCE-CCSA_CA_Report.pdf
  20. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Yes they are. CPUC and CA Utilities hire E3 to do their dirty work
  21. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Webinar: How deploying more local solar and storage will save Californians billions I attended a meeting today and had the opportunity to view the slide presentation which explained a new study using mega data to forecast energy. This is a game-changer and it blew me away. I urge you all to...
  22. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Take Action: Tell Governor Newsom to stop the Utility Profit Grab and keep solar growing
  23. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Former NOAA researcher Dr. Christopher Clack is back with a groundbreaking new study showing that Californians can pay $120 billion less for energy over the next thirty years with more rooftop solar and battery storage. The report compared two scenarios in which we get to 100% clean energy...
  24. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    One way to get his attention is to sign this petition. We need him to take action Take Action: Tell Governor Newsom to stop the Utility Profit Grab and keep solar growing
  25. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    New Report: Californians can save $120 billion if rooftop solar continues to grow Former NOAA researcher Dr. Christopher Clack is back with a groundbreaking new study showing that Californians can pay $120 billion less for energy over the next thirty years with more rooftop solar and battery...
  26. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Utility corruption on full display at the CPUC last week Over the past week and next week, the CPUC is hosting "evidentiary hearings" in the rooftop solar proceeding. During this time, the parties can question each other directly about their rooftop solar claims, while CPUC officials watch and...
  27. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Another attack on rooftop solar. This time from the CA state Construction Board passing the IBEW-backed proposal. Their purpose: The Contractors State License Board protects consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of...
  28. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    AARP is working with California utilities to block rooftop solar Background AARP is lobbying, in partnership with utilities like PG&E, to make it more expensive for California seniors to access rooftop solar. AARP's actions will result in higher electricity bills and more blackouts for...
  29. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    California solar is growing fastest in middle and working-class neighborhoods because policies like net metering are making solar more affordable for people. Unfortunately, big utilities like PG&E want to change the rules to grab profit for themselves at consumers' expense. They want to make...
  30. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    If you don't want to sign, that is fine. Here are the many reasons why the current CPUC proposals would unfairly gut the benefits of rooftop solar in California, and how they are based on false premises invented by utilities to justify their position. These utility-sponsored proposals will...
  31. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    AARP is lobbying, in partnership with utilities like PG&E, to make it more expensive for California seniors to access rooftop solar. AARP's actions will result in higher electricity bills and more blackouts for California seniors. Rooftop solar protects seniors on fixed incomes from utility...
  32. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    It's Flood the Gov with phone calls day.. Here is a script you can use My name is ___ and I live in ____. I am calling to ask Gov. Newsom to oppose the utility profit grab to kill rooftop solar. He needs to tell the CPUC to stand up to the utility falsehoods and keep rooftop solar growing so...
  33. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Accounting tricks that the utilities use to make their claim We already know that rooftop solar not only reduces energy bills at the household level but also at the societal level. For several years, the state's grid operator (CAISO) has reported flat long-distance power line spending because...
  34. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    200,000 messages to Gov. Newsom The key action for the next phase of this campaign is more messages to Gov. Newsom (and the CPUC) asking him to stop the Utility Profit Grab and ensure solar continues to grow, and grow more equitably. Over 30,000 people have already submitted a message and we...
  35. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Electrek Green Energy Brief: Charging an electric vehicle with rooftop solar in the US is cheaper than using grid power or public chargers. So why is the CPUC trying to kill the rooftop solar industry? Because of the CA Utility Profit Grab. If home rooftop solar is used to charge an electric...
  36. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Four ways you can help Save California Solar 1) Submit a public comment to Governor Newsom and the CPUC. 30,000 people have done this so far, and our goal is 200,000 by August. Here are some resources from Solar Rights Alliance - feel free to use this language or come up with something else...
  37. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    It Wed and time to flood CA Gov Newsom phone lines: Californians, please make calls to Gavin Newsom's office: 916-445-2841. Leave him a message: Here is a sample script you can use: “My name is ___ and I live in ____. I am calling to ask Gov. Newsom to oppose the utility profit grab to kill...
  38. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    It is likely he won't answer you.. But thank you!! You can also tweet him and his executive secretary Jim Deboo on twitter: @GavinNewsom, @CAgovernor, @JimDeBoo
  39. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Consumer group releases fact sheet: Rooftop solar benefits all Californians The consumer group CALPIRG released a new fact sheet summarizing how rooftop solar benefits all consumers, whether or not they have solar. Spread the word!!! Get 200,000 public comments to the Governor, asking him to...
  40. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    SF Chronicle: How PG&E and other California utilities are trying to kill rooftop solar Meanwhile, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook authored a piece in the San Francisco Chronicle highlighting the real motivation for the utilities' proposal to kill rooftop solar: preserving their...
  41. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Cal Matters: Public utility commission is working against California’s climate goals. 350 Bay Area Executive Director Laura Neish authored a scathing opinion piece in Cal Matters blasting the CPUC for biasing their decision-making criteria against rooftop solar and in favor of large-scale...
  42. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Great read: The Environmental Case for Rooftop Solar Energy report. Environment California's new report finds that keeping rooftop solar growing can protect more than 148,000 acres of open space - roughly half the size of LA. Spread the word Stand Up for Solar Get 200,000 public comments to the...
  43. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Stop the Utility Profit Grab The Energy Show Podcast Lots of great information and the reason we need to defeat CA Utilities Profit Grab Utilities invented their Big Lie to convince the public that they are the good guys, only trying to protect ratepayers. BS. Did your electric rates go up...
  44. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    If you enjoy your solar, if you appreciate not having an outrageous electric bill for using the sun’s rays, and if you don’t want corporate greed to affect your pocketbook, you MUST send a message to your Governor Newsom today. The energy monopolies are doing everything they can to destroy...
  45. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    How PG&E and other California utilities are trying to kill rooftop solar! How you can help: Make a public comment at an upcoming CPUC. Or write a letter via email to the CPUC. We have fact sheets and instructions how to make a public comment or letter. If interested contact me at...
  46. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    Environment America released a new report called "Blocking the Sun" that outlines the utility industry's nationwide playbook to kill rooftop solar. The report contains several case studies, all of which will look familiar to you, and should help us make the case that the utilities' fake equity...
  47. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    This week, Clean Coalition hosted a webinar with deeply informative presentations outlining how local distributed energy reduces the high cost of long-distance power lines. It is a great webinar and I highly recommend giving this a watch; it will take your knowledge of the issue to another...
  48. LeeM

    California Utilities Plan All Out War On Solar, Please Read And Help

    CPUC voted to cook the books on rooftop solar. Despite another notable display of grassroots support for solar, the CPUC unanimously approved changes to the methodology they use to calculate the value of rooftop solar, as compared to large-scale renewable energy. The changes reduce the value of...

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