In the news…

The controversial U.S climate bill is on hold yet again. From a Wall Street journal article:

Key Senate Democrats Tuesday said it is unlikely there will be any more major committee action on climate-change legislation this year, the strongest indication yet that a comprehensive bill to cut greenhouse-gas emissions won’t be voted on until at least next year.

You can read the whole article here.

In more local news, the Public Service Commission voted unanimously to postpone setting Florida utilities energy conservation goals. One of the biggest issues lately is the idea of providing rebates to customers for energy-saving products (like solar water heaters, compact florescent, etc.) The idea resonates with those who can’t afford some of the more expensive energy-saving products like solar panels.

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

The staff’s targets “seem to align with everything the utilities wanted,” said Commissioner Nathan Skop, who proposed the move. Commissioner Nancy Argenziano said the state is moving “horribly slow” in promoting conservation despite a state law last year directing the commission to develop goals that lower energy use.

You can read the whole article here.

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