Will Florida Transition to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

Florida lawmakers want the State to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

State Representatives, Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, and Sen. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, have filed identical bills HB 1291/SB 1762 about creating a unified plan to generate 100 percent of Florida’s energy from renewable sources by 2050.

The bill also directs the Office of Energy to consult the plan with other state agencies, colleges, universities, utilities, and private and public partners. This plan also should contain interim goals, one of them is generating at least 40 percent of Florida’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. 

Anna Eskamani says in her statement: “When it comes to public health, we know that in one year 2,577 Floridians die prematurely from air pollution caused by electricity generation. We can and must do better.”

“As the Sunshine State, Florida should be a nationwide leader in the push for 100 percent clean, renewable energy,” Rodríguez states.

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