Better Earth
Solar Education
Dec 5, 2023 2 min read

Soaring Energy Costs in California: Can you afford another $32 a month?

As Californians brace for a significant rise in electric and gas bills, a critical question looms: Is it time to rethink our energy infrastructure? This surge in utility costs, driven by PG&E’s project to bury power lines for wildfire prevention, has sparked a heated debate on the efficiency and sustainability of our current energy systems. With over 16 million individuals facing an average monthly increase of more than $32, the financial impact is substantial and far-reaching.

But amidst this turmoil lies an opportunity for change. Consumer advocacy groups are challenging the traditional approach, advocating for more cost-effective and innovative solutions. Could this be the catalyst for California to pivot towards more sustainable energy sources like solar power? Companies like Better Earth are at the forefront of this transition, offering not just a greener alternative, but a financially viable one for Californian homeowners.

As we delve deeper into this issue, we uncover the layers of an outdated infrastructure, the repercussions of past failures, and the shining promise of a solar-powered future. Join us as we explore how this crisis could mark the beginning of a new era in California’s energy landscape, one that balances economic needs with environmental responsibility.

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