Contribution for Solar and Clean Energy Prop 7

Facts Vs False Claims


CLAIM FROM PG&E AND SO. CAL. EDISON:

"Forces small wind and solar companies out of the market." FALSE

TRUTH

Prop. 7 expands the renewable requirements for all utilities from 20% to 50%. All wind and solar companies will benefit from this market growth, regardless of size. It is basic economics.
CLAIM FROM PG&E AND SO. CAL. EDISON:

Measure locks in rates at 10% above market price and will lead to significant rate increases. FALSE

TRUTH

It's PG&E and So. Cal. Edison that are raising the rates, not Prop. 7. PG&E is raising rates 6.5% this year; and Edison is raising rates 16% this year. The impact of Prop. 7 will never raise consumers' bills more than 3% over market price in its last year of full implementation: 2025. PG&E and So. Cal. Edison are hiding behind the smokescreen of their misleading TV commercials in the hope that consumers forget that it is the utilities which raise our rates.
CLAIM FROM PG&E AND SO. CAL. EDISON:

Creates market conditions ripe for manipulation, much like occurred during the last energy crisis. FALSE

TRUTH

Absurd! The big utilities and their utility colleagues in ENRON caused the last energy crisis. We need to be vigilant of their manipulations. Prop. 7 guarantees that all utility contracts will be carefully reviewed before approval to assure that they are fair and reasonable.

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Nov 4, 2008 "The Solar and Clean Energy Act is an historic and bold step forward that individual Californians can take now to fight global warming and end our dependence on foreign oil."- Neil Eisenberg, Chairman of the Board, The Oceanic Society

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“Proposition 7, if made into law, would represent a very significant step forward, which merits your support.”

Walter Kohn
Professor of Physics and Chemistry
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1998

Alan J. Heeger
Professor of Physics
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2000

Herbert Kroemer
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nobel Laureate in Physics 2000
DAVID S FREEMAN SPEAKS OUT FOR PROP. 7
“Eco-Pioneer” S. David Freeman Backs Prop. 7

September 10, 2008

SACRAMENTO - Californians for Solar and Clean Energy, sponsors of Prop. 7, today announced that S. David Freeman, the energy expert who wrote the first US energy policy message and helped create an independent EPA, has endorsed the renewable energy standards for utilities proposition. Mr. Freeman, who has been called an “Eco-Pioneer,” has managed major community utilities, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) announced his support for the proposition to require that 50% of all electricity used in California after 2025 be from solar and clean energy sources at a joint legislative informational hearing on Wednesday.

Mr. Freeman said that Prop. 7 is completely in line with Freeman's own goal of protecting the environment for future generations. “We are facing an energy crisis of unprecedented proportion,” said Freeman. “California is simply not doing enough to respond to, and solve, this crisis. California’s current renewable energy standards are laudable, but insufficient to help solve the global warming, climate change and energy crises we face. We have one last clear chance to make a determined transition to renewable energy. But we have no time to lose. A continued massive use of fossil fuels is an almost certain path to havoc and destruction of the high-energy civilization we enjoy. Prop. 7 is both visionary and practical. Prop. 7 will help our state and our nation move more rapidly to renewable energy.”

Mr. Freeman responded to Prop. 7 critics. “I studied the text of Prop. 7 without any preconceived opinions. I have considered the objections to Proposition 7, and find most of them to be conclusions without any factual basis in the language of Proposition 7,” Freeman told a legislative hearing on the measure. “My considered judgment is that it clearly meshes with existing law in California to achieve two rather basic and very necessary goals. It doubles the rate at which we shift from the fuels that poison our environment to renewable energy – from 1 % per year to 2 %. per year. It also streamlines and shortens the approval process for projects that don’t pose serious threats to the environment so the utilities will have better opportunities to achieve the necessary goal of 50 % renewable energy by 2025.”

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