30 Nov '14, 11am

Florida

Florida Power is all in favor of grid scale solar in combination with their new gas plants so they can still be in control of the delivery, they just don’t want to have to pay for it. For the past four years or so in every customers monthly bill is a request to donate 10-15$/month towards the building of new solar farms, with the claim that it will help to reduce future bills but no verification of how or when. The company is only required to track these “investments in the future” as charitable donations, so it is impossible to find out what is actually being done with the funds. The Florida utility companies are all in favor of solar power so long as they can control the supply and bill for it. There have been many attempts over the past ten years to slow or stop the installation of rooftop solar. With two of the commissioners directly beholden to them for their appointm...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/30/florida-gutting-energ...

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