California’s policy to shift to green energy is built on a program of incentives that too often are gobbled up by the rich while the middle-class and poor often struggle with energy costs.
Energy cost is often charged on a tier basis – the more you use the more you pay. Not too many air conditioners are needed in the coastal areas. But that is where California’s wealthiest tend to live. In the inland areas, people are usually paying more for their energy. Given the climate, solar would serve the inland areas well, but the cost can be hard to handle for middle-class and poorer residents.