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Deeper analysis needed
of CPUC solar plan

I urge the Bay Area News Group to analyze the CPUC’s disingenuous proposal for rooftop solar.

This topic should be addressed by an article looking into the 75% reduction in the rooftop solar credit for homeowners and the even larger reduction for businesses, schools and churches. And the addition of a $15 a month electrification rate makes it much harder to implement rooftop solar.

At a time when we need more renewable energy sources, the CPUC proposal works against the expansion of rooftop solar. When the governor has called for the state to rely more on electric vehicles, why is the CPUC working to undermine the adoption of rooftop solar? Rooftop solar can help address Californians’ need to charge their vehicles off the grid.

There should be an in-depth analysis of how the extreme CPUC proposal will negatively affect Californians compared to how the utility companies will profit from it.

Mike Beggs
San Jose

State has outsized role
in abortion debate

June 24, 2022 – the date an important constitutional right was overturned.

The overturning of Roe v. Wade allows states to make access to abortion illegal. While I do believe California is in a stable enough position to conserve these rights for its residents, that cannot be said for the rest of the states here in the United States. It is our moral responsibility as a community, and as a state, to ensure that we can provide resources to people in other states if they choose to come here for an abortion, and long-term, eventually influence other states to change their laws and regulations as well.

We need to work with doctors and businesses that are qualified to provide this service to make them more readily available to all U.S. citizens and protect the rights of all women alike.

Tisha Antonio
San Jose

Trump run bad for
business, democracy

Re. “Trump declares White House bid,” Page A1, Nov. 16:

The move by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire makes a point that many Republicans have been ignoring. Donald Trump is no longer a good investment. Following the disappointing midterm election and Trump’s anticlimactic announcement that he will again run for president, Murdoch shifted away from Trump — not driven by ideology, but by what I feel is a purely business decision.

The question is, how much longer will the American public tolerate the Trump soap opera? The anticipated new House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, will be hobbled by his weak-willed subservience to Donald Trump and his political vulnerability to the MAGA firebrands. Many Republicans are saying it’s time to move on. It seems to me that Murdoch has made a business calculation that continuing the Trump saga is not worth it. I hope more of my fellow Republicans can see that as well.

Dave Riggs
Aptos

Climate fight is
a new Catch-22

The climate issue is starting to look like the new Catch-22.

The main, first-world polluters should pay for the problems faced by less affluent countries, but the reason first-world countries have the money is that they have built economies on the very fossil fuels that caused the pollution.

In order to pay to solve the world’s problems, first-world countries, like the United States, will have to keep pumping up their economies, meaning more greenhouse gasses.

Meade Fischer
Soquel

Carbon price key piece
of climate-fight puzzle

Re. “Biden touts climate efforts,” Page A1, Nov. 12:

President Biden’s appearance at COP27, though brief, was highly significant in that it let the world know that the United States is “back in the game” in terms of our nation taking significant action on climate.

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