CPUC Against Prop. 80

By Published On: September 9, 2005

The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to oppose Proposition 80 September 8. “Proposition 80 purports to provide certainty, and does the opposite,” said CPUC president Mike Peevey. Commissioner Dian Grueneich said the measure could undercut the governor’s greenhouse gas emissions standards by failing to specify 33 percent renewables. She added that the opt-in requirement for time-of-use pricing for small customers could result in greater spending on electricity and more environmental impacts. Commissioner John Bohn said the measure “hamstrings the democratic process.” It would limit the commission’s ability to react to changes and would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to change.

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