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Support Solar in Florida: Vote NO in NOvember on Amendment 1

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Vote NO in NOvember

Don’t let utilities block the sun, vote ‘no’ on Amendment 1

Vote ‘no’ on Amendment 1

Amendment 1 is funded by Florida’s big utilities to protect their monopoly markets and limit customer-owned solar. It paves the way for barriers that would penalize solar customers. Worse, it misleads Florida voters by promising rights and protections that Florida citizens already have.

Florida has the most solar energy potential east of the Mississippi, yet isn’t a leader on solar power. Vote YES on Amendment 4 to lower bills and allow solar energy to flourish in Florida.

Climate: Eight Convenient Truths

Group of  Wind Turbines on the green hill

Source: Rocky Mountain Institute

By Amory B. Lovins (Editor’s note: this piece originally appeared in Roll Call on Nov. 9, 2009, in a slightly different form.)

“In his remarks at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, President Obama did say (to my delight) that climate solutions advance both prosperity and security, but he hadn’t time to rebut in detail the “sign error”—the widespread fallacy that climate solutions are intrinsically an economic burden.

Now that the post-Copenhagen dust has settled and it’s time to refocus on what we should be doing and get back to work, here are eight convenient truths to consider and share about climate and energy.”  Read the Eight Convenient Truths >>>

Florida lags behind other states in solar energy

By Ivan Penn, Times Staff Writer

In Print: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ask state lawmakers why Florida doesn’t focus more on solar energy and they’ll complain about too many clouds.

So with little political will to aggressively tap the sun, Florida now lags behind other not-as-sunny places such as Massachusetts, Ohio, New York and New Jersey in developing more solar capacity.

Sunshine City: Solar biz heats up St. Pete

Tampa Bay Business Journal by Jane Meinhardt, Staff Writer Date: Friday, April 13, 2012, 6:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG – A consortium of German and Austrian solar energy businesses eyeing the city as a site for equipment manufacturing and a solar farm also are contemplating partnering with businesses that own multiple rooftops.

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Solar Industry Applauds Sect. 1603 Extension in Senate Tax Compromise

Extending program will drive U.S. solar industry growth and job creation in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today applauding the Senate’s inclusion of a one-year extension of the Department of Treasury Section 1603 program in their tax bill compromise:

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs

Tampa Electric Gets Florida Public Service Commission Approval to Expand Energy-Efficiency Programs and Incentives – MarketWatch

The New Programs, to Be Available to Customers in the First Quarter of 2011, Include $1.5 Million in Incentives Tampa Electric Will Offer Each Year for Five Years to Help Customers Install Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Systems and Solar Water Heating

TAMPA, Fla., Dec 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Tampa Electric received approval yesterday from the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to expand its current lineup of energy-efficiency programs for customers. In addition to the new programs and enhancements to existing programs, $1.5 million in incentives will be offered by Tampa Electric each year for five years to help customers install renewable technologies. Those measures include:

The Solar Generation USA Road Trip

Following the sun across the nation, we’re seeing first-hand how solar is working for America and meeting today’s Solar Generation: the project developers, manufacturers, installers and of course, the clients – the people who are using solar power in its various forms for their homes, businesses and public buildings.

We hope you enjoy the tour and learning how solar is working for America and how it can work for you, too. Follow the Solar Generation USA Road Trip team and learn more about solar at www.solargenerationusa.org!

P.A.C.E. FINANCING BOLTS THROUGH HOUSE

~Financing provides Florida homeowners, businesses with incentives, generates jobs~

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 26, 2010

CONTACT: Joseph Agostini

(850) 488-1993

P.A.C.E. FINANCING BOLTS THROUGH HOUSE

~Financing provides Florida homeowners, businesses with incentives, generates jobs~

TALLAHASSEE– House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach) commended Energy & Utilities Policy Committee Chairman Steve Precourt (R-Orlando) on his successful passage of PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy – financing that could be utilized to help Florida consumers and businesses pay for retrofitting their properties with clean technology at no cost to taxpayers. The projects generated by these private sector clean energy improvements hold the promise of green job creation for Florida’s economy. PACE, also known as House Bill (HB) 7179, passed the House.

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