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Californians To Receive Credit On October-November Electricity Bills

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The California Air Resources Board says nearly 11 million households in the state will get a credit averaging $35 on their electric bills.

The credit comes from California’s cap-and-trade program to fight climate change. It's a result of payments power plants and industries make when they buy carbon emission permits.

This is the second “Climate Credit” this year -- the first one was in the Spring.

The credit will be reflected in October-November and April-May bills each year, and is not connected to individual energy use or bill amounts.

Businesses and schools get a Climate Credit every month, related to the amount of electricity they use.

The dollar amount credited by utilities in October-November ranges from $194 for Pacific Power to about $30 for Pacific Gas and Electric. 

 California Air Resources Board

Ed Joyce

Former All Things Considered Anchor & Reporter

Ed Joyce is a former reporter and All Things Considered news anchor at Capital Public Radio. Ed is a veteran journalist with experience in a variety of news positions across all media platforms, including radio, television, web and print.   Read Full Bio