EVgo fast charging station on Pacific Avenue in the Jackson Square neighborhood

A car gets changed at an EVgo fast charging station on Pacific Avenue in the Jackson Square neighborhood.

California’s climate goals rely heavily on the rapid electrification of cars and buildings, but as the costs of electricity continue to climb, there’s growing concern that residents will be unwilling to make the switch.

That’s the premise undergirding new research from the nonprofit Next 10 and UC Berkeley, which found that at least half of California’s electricity rates cover costs well beyond the direct price of supplying electricity to our homes — something researchers called an “energy tax.”

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