Controversy explodes in Florida’s solar energy space

Leaked recording highlights potential political deception Political controversy is brewing in Florida. This controversy has come to surround Amendment 1, which seeks to make major changes to the way solar energy works in the state. The political committee behind this amendment has erased nearly all references made to the James Madison Institute on its social media sites. This comes after a leaked recording during which the group’s policy director suggested that utilities were attempting to deceive voters into believing that Amendment 1 is a pro-solar measure. Amendment 1 could completely…

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Groups battle over the solar energy rules of Florida

Groups are seeking to make changes to the state’s policies concerning solar energy Two groups are looking to make changes to the Florida Constitution in hopes of supporting solar energy in some way. Both of these groups are funneling money into efforts to change state laws and regulations, and the effects that these changes have on the state’s solar market could be considerable. The first group, Consumers for Smart Solar, is supporting a pro-utility amendment, hoping to maintain the state’s current solar practices to some degree. Floridians for Solar Choice,…

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Solar energy hits roadblocks in Florida

Florida’s solar energy adoption is slowing to a crawl As energy costs continue to grow, more people in Florida are looking for alternatives to conventional forms of power. The state ranks third in the nation in solar energy capacity, but is 13th when it comes to solar installations. Approximately less than 1% of the state’s energy is generated from solar power systems, with only 6,600 consumers receiving energy from solar sources. Efforts to expand the state’s solar energy installations have stagnated, and state legislators may not be helping the issue.…

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