Legislative update

The clean energy movement is all but stalled in the Florida Legislature as efforts to encourage clean energy are losing steam.

With only a couple weeks left in the legislative session, the prospects have vanished for a renewable-energy standard that would force the state to clean up the way it produces power.

Instead, efforts are focused on the crusade for oil and gas exploration three to 10 miles off Florida’s coast. Rep. Dean Cannon, a Winter Park Republican believes the most cost-efficient energy policy would support domestic development of oil and gas along with more nuclear power plants and development of the market for alternative fuels.

Read more about the clash of ideologies in this Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times special report.


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