California consumers pay electricity rates that are 60 percent higher than the national average.
Offsetting costs to consumers with ever-increasing bills for an unstable power grid is unacceptable.
We need to pause the regulators’ demands to reinvent the power supply based on an arbitrary schedule. Californians’ deserve reliable and affordable electricity. I will appoint a Public Utilities Commission that gets back to basics — safe, affordable, and reliable power. It is 2022 and we live in the richest country in the world. And yet our high power bills buy us brownouts on hot summer days and catastrophic wildfires sparked by an antiquated, failing power grid. Californians should not be in the dark or on the hook for experimental and unreliable energy sources. The state must move responsibly, and not at the expense of safety and jobs. To have balance we need to make sure there is other generation — natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind and solar.