|Rooftop solar panels happily basking in the sun, generating energy without requiring the destruction of wildlands.|
If the proposal passes, we still have a long fight ahead of us. The proposal would allow 4,600 megawatts of net metered solar. California can and must do much better than this. Governor Jerry Brown asked for at least 12,000 megawatts of distributed generation. And our cities and populated areas have the potential to host even more rooftop solar. The County of Los Angeles alone has over 19,000 megawatts of rooftop solar potential, according to a UCLA study, enough to feed local energy demand. Let's pass this proposal tomorrow, and look ahead to meeting even more ambitious goals.