BusinessEnvironmentDeSantis Urged to Save Sunshine State's Solar Industry with...

DeSantis Urged to Save Sunshine State’s Solar Industry with a Veto

-

- Advertisment -sslate

The future of the Sunshine State’s solar industry now depends on Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ veto pen.

Solar-power advocates want the governor to veto a bill the Legislature passed at the behest of the state’s largest utility, Florida Power and Light, because they fear it would gut the rooftop solar industry.

If it becomes law, utilities would pay solar users less money for the excess energy they produce. They now get a full retail rate for the power they put back into the grid.

Heaven Campbell, is Florida program director for the group Solar United Neighbors, which was among 76 groups and businesses to send a letter to DeSantis Thursday.

“We believe that this is a bad bill,” Campbell asserted. “This is a bill that’s going to cost Florida families their jobs, their economic livelihood; and it’s also going to be taking away customer choice, at the behest of a monopoly utility.”

a

The utility companies see the current credits for customers who use solar as a “tax” on customers without net metering. Duke Energy has said the bill strikes a balance between consumers and the solar industry.

Critics have said passage of the bill would cut off cheaper, domestic energy sources and would even help Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Campbell called the bill a “job killer” in what is a growing industry. She added it stands to impact moderate and low-income Floridians the most.

“When a customer owns their own solar, they are able to control their own utility bill and that’s extremely important for Florida families,” Campbell contended. “Solar is actually not just for the wealthy, and a lot of solar customers themselves, the majority, are not wealthy. We know this from the utilities’ own demographics.”

In statements, Florida Power and Light has said it “leads the nation in expanding cost-effective, large-scale solar,” and also supports customers who choose to buy private rooftop solar systems. Backers of the bill call the solar incentives a regressive tax and say the bill would make solar energy more equitable for all.

Support for this reporting was provided by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Qualities of a Good Customer Service Agent

what qualities should you look for when searching for customer service? We’ve highlighted some qualities for you.

Florida Educators Decry Classroom ‘Politicization’ as Gov Relaxes Teaching Rules

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defends and expands his call to have military veterans bypass the teacher certification process to become educators

What Advantages Do HydraFacials Offer?

It is not shocking that HydraFacials have become one of the most well-known face trends in the contemporary day.

Students Returning to Campus Urged to Check Mental-Health Resources

Mental-health experts are urging both students and parents to familiarize themselves with the school's on-site mental-health resources.
- Advertisement -

Back-to-School Checklist: Remember Health-Care Coverage

As a new school year kicks into gear, advocacy groups want to ensure Ohio kids have access to medical coverage to keep them healthy and ready to learn.

Hosepipe-Ban Garden Survival Guide

Sproutl’s Creative Director, Hollie Newton shares her top tips for gardening in a drought.
edealo.com
- Advertisement - Motel 6
transformerscon

Must read

Qualities of a Good Customer Service Agent

what qualities should you look for when searching for customer service? We’ve highlighted some qualities for you.

Best Apps for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you