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Florida should be a leader when it comes to addressing climate change using renewable energy

Florida should be a leader when it comes to addressing climate change using renewable energy

Southwest Florida's Babcock Ranch is American's first solar-powered town.

Southwest Florida's Babcock Ranch is American's first solar-powered town.

Scientists agree unanimously that we must immediately take action to reduce the amount CO2 and methane entering our atmosphere. Otherwise, we risk severe environmental consequences. Rooftop solar is an important component of addressing climate crisis.

Investments in solar also have economic benefits. Nationally, the job of a solar installer is one that is growing rapidly. Rooftop solar is the third most popular form of electricity in the Sunshine State. It supports almost 40,500 jobs.

Bob Moore

These jobs and the savings that Florida residents can make by going green are at risk from anti-competitive legislation, which was introduced in both the House and Senate this legislative session.

More:FPL to build a new solar plant near Immokalee

More:Babcock Ranch continues its rapid growth with over 1,500 homes sold

Senate bill SB 1024 (House bill HB 741) seeks to weaken current solar net metering laws in the state. These statutes are vital to a thriving industry.

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