Californians’ electricity bills are higher than the rest of the country. What explains this?
The state is on track to produce 21 percent more electricity than it needs by 2020. We are also using less electricity from the grid than nearly a decade ago, but residential and business customers combined pay $6.8 billion more. A recent Los Angeles Times investigation reveals how incentives to keep construction going got us here.
Ivan Penn, reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Ana Montes, organizing director at TURN - The Utility Reform Network
Los Angeles Times: Californians are paying billions for power they don't need
The Economist: Tracking energy demand trends
San Francisco Chronicle: Regulators considering PG&E gas bill changes after rates outcry
San Francisco Chronicle: Energy-saving PG&E customers will pay more, starting this week