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Rooftop solar’s biggest fight is back on

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on its controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy.

Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving backlash from Gov. Gavin Newsom, renewable energy advocates, and celebrities. The CPUC reopened the record on May 9 in an effort, it said, to gather more information.

The Administrative Law Judge overseeing the revamp to California’s net metering policy asked for comments on the transition from one net metering policy to another, non-bypassable charges on gross consumption, and community distributed energy resources.

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