Join growing statewide coalition to control California energy costs

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 1, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Energy rates are rapidly rising in California. Our state has passed a series of aggressive environmental regulations to reduce GHG emissions, promote renewable energy production, and upgrade transmission and distribution systems.  Although these laws have good intentions, implementation of these rules comes with a cost to the manufacturers and residents of California.  Electricity rates for manufacturers alone are 50 percent higher than the rest of the country already.

The collection of many different regulations has created big challenges for an affordable supply of energy. We also face threats of rolling blackouts, fuel shortages, and other obstacles for a reliable energy supply.

The rapid and significant rate increases coming down the pipeline are going to have a detrimental impact on our state’s economy and our overall competitiveness. We must take action to bring attention to this problem and advocate for a more balanced and responsible energy plan moving forward. 
 
CMTA has joined the Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) Coalition, and we urge you to join this effort as an individual company as well. The Coalition’s mission is to advocate for a coherent statewide energy plan that prioritizes affordability, reliability and adequate supply. Our state’s regulators and legislators need to hear from companies and associations across the state that the energy issue is not only vitally important to our livelihood, but a major concern to business leaders and community organizations.

Higher energy prices will impact every aspect of our lives, given that schools, hospitals, grocery stores, retail shops, manufacturing facilities, businesses large and small, and our own homes will all hit by higher gas and electricity bills.
 
Please show your support by signing on as a member of Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy at the online form here.   ( Fact sheet  |  About CARE )

 

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