Florida fails to support solar energy for homes and businesses

EDF statement from Michael Regan, Senior Director, Clean Energy

November 25, 2014
Georgette Foster, (919) 881-2927, gfoster@edf.org

The Florida Public Service Commission, the agency charged with regulating utilities in the Sunshine State, this week terminated a program that provided incentives to customers for purchasing solar panels for their homes and businesses.

“Florida uses more electricity than most other states. Including more solar power in Florida’s energy mix could help the state meet its rising energy needs while reducing harmful pollution and creating jobs at the same time. By discontinuing incentives for solar energy, the state is limiting the opportunities for Floridians to reap the many benefits of a clean energy economy.

“The solar industry should be booming in the Sunshine State, but instead Florida is taking a step backward.”

·        Michael Regan, Senior Director, Clean Energy



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