We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Californians To Receive Credit On October-November Electricity Bills

pgordon / Flickr

pgordon / Flickr

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 

Sign up for ReCap

and never miss the top stories

Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.

Check out a sample ReCap newsletter.