CALIFORNIA (VVNG.com) — Southern California Edison and Southwest Gas customers can expect to see a “California Climate Credit” on this months utility bill.
Twice a year millions of households throughout the state receive a credit as part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. For most electric customers, it will be on April and October bills.
This credit is from a state program that requires power plants, natural gas providers, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The credit on your bill is your share of the payments from the State’s program.
The Climate Credit is one of many programs resulting from landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Together, these programs are cutting pollution, creating jobs, and investing in cleaner energy and transportation.
According to the California Public Utilities Commission website, SCE customers can expect a credit of about $33.00 applied to their electric bill.
Natural gas residential customers of PG&E, SoCalGas, Southwest Gas, and SDG&E also receive the credit. The Southwest Gas credit is expected to be $24.86.
The gas Climate Credit is applied once per year in the spring – for most customers, it will be on the April bill.
Customers don’t need to do anything to receive the credit – it is automatically applied to their bills.
For more information about the Climate Credit, visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/climatecredit/. For more information about climate change science and programs to reduce carbon pollution, visit www.climatechange.ca.gov.