Jackson, Alex

Alex Jackson is a Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

CA Legislature Could Raid Critical Low Income and Energy Efficiency Fund

By Alexander Jackson

The Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee is expected today to decide whether to follow through on a proposal to raid $162 million in funds collected from gas users and customers in California for low income and cost effective energy efficiency upgrades and divert them to the General Fund.  The raid passed the Senate Budget Committee last Friday, after being reduced by $100 million from the Legislative Analyst’s Office initial proposal.  The Assembly chose not to vote on the item, which has landed the proposal in the Conference Committee (see below for full list of Committee members).