Fear-mongering by utilities won’t produce clean energy

As we expand consumer choice and accelerate our push toward community-based power and greener energy, it’s not surprising that investor-owned utilities are doing everything in their power to hold on to their monopolies in California. As they do, an unholy alliance of corporate executives and some state bureaucrats have resorted to scare tactics and dragging their heels when it comes to democratizing our electrical grid.

If we are truly going to “plan for today so Californians can turn on their lights tomorrow,” as California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker has called for, we must move beyond scare tactics and engage all stakeholders in an honest discussion about California’s energy future.