Florida legislature ranks low on renewable energy
A recent Florida Renewable Energy Association (FREA) poll of registered voters demonstrated that public interest in renewable energy development is at odds with Florida's current legislative policy.
The poll showed strong support for policies commonplace in other parts of the country but absent in Florida. For example, 60 percent support the renewable portfolio standards (RPS) already adopted in 37 states. Of respondents, 80 percent want private renewable energy companies to sell electricity directly to consumers and businesses. Two bills, SB1106, and HB 779, are designed to achieve this but never made it through committee.
A final bit of bad news for Florida legislators – 67 percent them as fair, poor, or very poor when it comes to promoting and developing renewable energy.
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