Florida’s Power Companies Gut Energy Efficiency Goals

Florida guts goals on energy efficiency

MSNBC. December 1, 2014

Under state law, Florida regulators are required to set energy-saving goals every five years for power companies. As the Tampa Tribune reports today, the point is to reduce the state’s electricity consumption.

For the most part, the goals established in 2009 have had a positive impact: power usage in Florida has declined, while use of renewable energy has expanded.

That’s good news, right? Florida utility companies don’t seem to think so. In fact, the Tampa Bay Times reported last week that it’s time once again for the Sunshine State to renew its energy-saving goals, and this time, the state’s power giants are far happier with the results.

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