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Residents Speak Out against Proposed SDG&E Rate Hikes

SAN DIEGO - Residents made their voices heard, speaking out against a proposed San Diego Gas & Electric rate hike.

"People in San Diego are really upset with the rate hikes,” said resident Derek Casady. “We need to have public power, not investor- owned power.”

SDG&E plans to charge customers in San Diego and Orange Counties on average $8.45 more per month for electricity and $9.16 more per month for natural gas. The utility says the rate hikes are a part of its efforts in advances toward clean energy.

"All of this infrastructure is to meet the demands of 2045 where we hope to be energy independent from fossil fuels and be net zero by 2045,” said SDG&E spokesman Anthony Wagner.

The rate hikes need approval from the California Public Utilities commission and wouldn't take effect until next year.


Photo: Eddie McCoven

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