To: California Energy Commission, California Public Utility Comission and Governor Gavin Newsom

Carve Out Renewable Portfolio Standards for CA Homeowners, and Let them oversize Their Renewable ...

The California Feed-In Tariff allows eligible customers' generators to enter into 10-, 15-, or 20-year contracts with their utility companies to sell the electricity produced by renewable energy systems. Let California home owners take advantage of the Feed-In Tariff, allowing them to over-size their solar systems.

Why is this important?

California law does not allow homeowners to size their Solar systems larger than what they use. In order to get the California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebate, the customer is not allowed to install a system that inherently over-produces more than what is needed for his home. We need to get our homes ready for Electrical Vehicles.

Our California Residential Feed-In Tariff should start out at 50 cents per kilowatt hour, 5 cents per kilowatt hour to the Utility for use of the Grid, 45 cents per kilowatt hour going to the Home Owner.

A California Commercial FiT in Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Sacramento, CA. is operating NOW, paying the Business Person 17 cents cents per kilowatt hour.

The California Public Utility commission can change the FIT to payment levels that are differentiated appropriately, and distribute the solution to all tax-paying citizens, who should not be deliberately handcuffed.

Residential homeowners should be allowed to oversize their Renewable Energy systems and participate in the State mandated goal to achieve 33% Renewable Energy by 2020.

Due to these laws, we have automatically taken out over 8 million Residential Home Owners who would generate over 6,000 MW of power; that's 2.25 San Onofre nuclear power plants.

We need to let our Hard Working, Tax Paying, Voting, Law Abiding, Home Owning Citizens in on a Feed-In Tariff, and allow Homeowners to oversize their Renewable Energy Systems.

"Right now the course of our future is being set by the fossil fuel industry, the most powerful corporations in the history of the world, and they’re steering us off a cliff into a raging inferno. They fight each day to blow up more mountains for coal, demolish more land and oceans for oil and shatter more of the ground beneath our feet by fracking for oil and gas with a cocktail of the most toxic chemicals known to humankind. With each passing day that these interests set our course, with every additional ton of greenhouse gases emitted like a poison in our atmosphere, the drier the ink becomes on the bleak future written by the fossil fuel industry.

That future is one where oceans drown our coastal homes and cities, where biodiversity is diminished. It’s a future where droughts will parch our agricultural fields and allow wildfires to run rampant. It’s a future where clean, freshwater will be among the world’s scarcest resources, and where smog and pollution suffocate our lungs and the planet’s.

Given the fossil fuel industry’s seemingly unlimited money and political influence, changing their course and taking control of our future is a tall order. But again, we must. And all of you, can make the choices that lead you to seize that control.

I can tell you how significant a difference each of us can make, how important the choices we make can be and the power we have in this country." John Armstrong