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Deeper analysis required
of the CPUC solar plan

I urge the Bay Area News Group to analyze the CPUC’s disingenuous proposal for rooftop solar systems.

This topic should be covered in an article that looks at the 75 percent reduction in rooftop solar credit for homeowners and the even bigger reduction for businesses, schools and churches. And the addition of a $15-per-month electrification rate makes it that much harder to implement rooftop solar.

At a time when we need more renewable energy sources, the CPUC proposal works against the expansion of rooftop solar panels. If the governor has urged the state to rely more on electric vehicles, why is the CPUC working to undermine the adoption of solar roofs? Rooftop solar arrays can help meet Californians’ need to charge their vehicles off-grid.

There should be an in-depth analysis of how the extreme CPUC proposal will negatively impact Californians versus how utilities will benefit.

Mike Begs
San Jose

The state has an outsized role
in the abortion debate

June 24, 2022 – the date a major constitutional right was repealed.

The repeal of Roe v. Wade enables states to make access to abortion illegal. While I believe that California is in a sufficiently stable position to uphold these rights for its residents, the same cannot be said for the rest of the states here in the United States. It is our moral responsibility as a community and as a state to ensure that we can provide resources to people in other states when they choose to have an abortion here and, in the long term, influence other states to change their laws and regulations.

We must work with physicians and companies qualified to provide this service to make it more accessible to all US citizens and to protect the rights of all women equally.

Tisha Antonio
San Jose

Trump runs poorly for
economy, democracy

Regarding. “Trump Explains White House Offer,” Page A1, Nov. 16:

The move by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire makes a point that many Republicans have ignored. Donald Trump is no longer a good investment. After the disappointing midterm elections and Trump’s disappointing announcement that he would run for president again, Murdoch turned his back on Trump – not driven by ideology, but by what I believe to be purely business decisions.

The question is how much longer will the American public tolerate the Trump soap opera? Expected new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is hampered by his weak-willed obedience to Donald Trump and his political vulnerability to the MAGA agitators. Many Republicans say it’s time to move on. It seems to me that Murdoch has done the business math that continuing the Trump saga isn’t worth it. I hope more of my fellow Republicans can see that too.

David Riggs

climate protection is
a new catch-22

The climate problem is starting to look like the new Catch-22.

The main First World polluters should pay for the problems that less affluent countries face, but the reason First World countries have the money is because they have built economies on the very fossil fuels that cause pollution to have.

To pay for solving the world’s problems, first world countries like the United States must keep pumping up their economies, which means more greenhouse gases.

Mead Fischer

Key piece of carbon price
of the climate war puzzle

Regarding. “Biden Touts Climate Efforts,” Page A1, Nov. 12:

President Biden’s appearance at COP27, while brief, was significant in letting the world know that the United States is “back in the game” in ensuring our nation takes meaningful action on climate change.