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Your Call: Why is your PG&E bill so high?

Moss Landing Power Plant

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 recentLos 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

Web Resources:

Los Angeles Times: Californians are paying billions for power they don't need

TURN: The Utility Reform Network

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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.