California is truly Alice in Wonderland territory …
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” ~ Lewis Carroll,
Look for a Climate Credit from the State of California on Your April Utility Bill
This month your electricity bill will include a credit identified as the "California Climate Credit." Twice a year, in April and October,* your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your electricity bills.
[Ignore the fact that your electricity costs significantly more than it should because of the mandated use of “green energy” which is unreliable and extremely costly – especially with the subsidies to companies who would bankrupt themselves if they were forced to compete in the marketplace.]
The Climate Credit is a payment to Californians from a program designed to fight climate change by limiting the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that our largest industries put into the atmosphere.
[Ignore the fact that the greatest greenhouse gas is water vapor (clouds) over which the state has no control. Ignore that man’s climate signal is barely discernable in the noise of climate’s natural variability.]
This program is one of many developed as a result of landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which puts California at the forefront of efforts to battle climate change. Other programs under this law increase clean, renewable forms of electricity, promote energy efficiency in homes and businesses, and require cleaner fuels and more efficient cars and trucks.
[California is pissing in the wind – attempting to mitigate global warming when there is no proven way for affecting a cyclical climate that involves long-term cycles of hundreds and thousands of years. The only thing California managed to do is to destroy their own economy and force productive individuals and companies to move elsewhere to avoid California’s corrupt socialist government.]
Together, these programs will aid in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the atmosphere - helping to clean the air and protect our food, water, and public health, as well as the beauty of our state.
[If this were literally true, there would be measurable heat islands created in the upper atmosphere. No atmospheric heat islands have been found with any of the measurement technology in use that would correspond to greenhouse gas emissions. What about these programs that promote public corruption?]
The Climate Credit is designed to help you join with California in its efforts to fight climate change and clean the air. You can use the savings on your electricity bills however you choose, but you can save even more money by investing the bill savings from your Climate Credit in energy-saving home upgrades, including more efficient lights and appliances. You can find more information and receive rebates for these and many other energy-efficient choices for your home at www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org/ credit.
[The savings are implied as they are a reduction in your electricity bill and not something you can freely spend. Rebates you say – you mean you are using my money to allow my neighbor to upgrade their kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. Can you say wealth redistribution. Can you say financially coercive behavior modification like that recommended by socialist Cass Sunstein.]
California's greenhouse gas reduction programs provide a range of powerful solutions to help slow climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing society. By gradually reducing emissions each year and moving to cleaner forms of energy, we are taking an important step to preserve the health and prosperity of our state for generations to come.
[Remember, global warming is a hypothesis that exists only in computer models – and which do not reflect the past 18+ years of little or no warming. There are no powerful solutions that can mitigate the power of nature. And, truth be told, it is not about pollution, climate change, or a better life – it’s about politics, money, and the special interests like the utilities. If it was about pollution, why do they allow gross polluters to continue polluting by purchasing government-approved climate indulgences from the Wall Street Wizards. And, as for cleaner gas, has anyone noticed the manipulation of energy prices caused by special blends of gas?]
*Billing periods vary by utility and may not always coincide with a calendar month. If you don't see a Climate Credit in the bill that arrives in April, it will appear in the bill you receive in May.
The CPUC regulates privately owned electric companies and serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. For more information about our work contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-253-0500, or visit www.cpuc.ca.gov
I think I would be more thrilled with a missive that explains why the California consumer is getting stuck with billions of dollars in decommissioning expenses for a private utilities failed nuclear generation program after the utility attempted to increase the plant’s capacity by designing a defective heat-exchanger that failed and caused the leakage of radioactive water. Why is the utility not taking a hit? Why are their executives and shareholders not paying for the failure of their asset? And, why might these same executives and shareholders be entitled to benefit from the settlement of a massive lawsuit against the heat exchanger’s manufacturer?
And, as for the California Public Utilities Commission itself …
Report of Malfeasance and Institutional Corruption at the California Public Utilities Commission (07 January 2015)
Malfeasance has spread into the bone marrow of California government. The malfeasance of California’s government is illustrated by the corruption at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which operates under the Governor of the State of California.
The CPUC has 1,000 staff positions and a budget of $1,332,214,000. Under Public Util. Code § 431, the CPUC annually determines a fee to be paid by “every electrical, gas, telephone, telegraph, water, sewer system, and heat corporation and every other public utility providing service directly to customers or subscribers and subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission to produce a total amount equal to that amount established in the authorized CPUC budget for the same year, including adjustments for increases in employee compensation and an appropriate reserve to regulate public utilities.
Michael Peevey, President of the CPUC, was forced to step down in the face of a judge-fixing scandal. Another CPUC Commissioner has been exposed by his own emails to have been compromised by the utilities he is charged with regulating.
The corruption and malfeasance identified in this report is integral to the ways and means the CPUC has come to operate. The departure of Peevey does not cleanse the bad practices; it may, in fact, create the false impression and diminish the energy behind CPUC reform.
The failure of the CPUC to protect ratepayers in the San Diego fire, San Bruno explosion, and San Onofre radiation leak and plant closure are “storm warnings” that the CPUC cannot be counted on to protect the people of California.
Bottom line …
California is the model that proves that a government run by progressive socialist democrats is corrupt, malfeasant, and totally unsustainable if not for ever-increasing amounts of money from taxpayers and others. And, when this money runs out, the government is left with guns to protect themselves against the revolution that our forefathers believed that they were forestalling when they wrote the Constitution.
Never have we seen such massive political corruption in a single party … and one that promises to spread the misery if it prolongs the foreign and domestic policies of the progressive socialist democrats.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius