Musk strikes out in California over ‘bizarre anti-environmental movement’ – RT Business News


Golden State is set to vote on a proposal that cuts incentives for roof solar systems

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has opposed California’s solar tax initiative and is accusing the state government of pushing for “anti-environmental” legislation.

The plan, which was put forward last month by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), would reduce the amount of incentives available to people installing solar energy systems on their roofs. The proposal will be voted on later this month.

Musk tweeted Tuesday that the proposal was one “bizarre anti-environmental move by the California government.” Earlier on Monday, Tesla launched a website to stop the initiative and urged customers to complain to California Gov. Gavin Newsom and CPUC. According to the company, the proposed rules will result in the state having the highest solar taxes in the United States.

According to the plan, California homeowners with solar panels would pay one “network access” fee of $ 8 / kW installed solar energy per month. That, according to Tesla, could effectively add about $ 50 to $ 80 to customers’ electricity bills each month.

Tesla, which is best known for its electric vehicles, also has a solar energy store. Tesla Energy sells traditional solar panels and the so-called solar cell roof, which puts a new roof on a customer’s house with solar-producing shingles.

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