Legislators in Tallahassee are considering a bill that would set a goal that all energy generated in the state of Florida come from renewable sources by 2050. SB 1762/HB 1291 would have the Office of Energy develop a plan to meet this smart goal. Moving to 100% renewable energy would allow us to use our state’s abundant natural solar resources to take control of where our electricity comes from with a cheap and clean energy source.
Momentum toward 100% is growing across the state, and nationally. Seven Florida cities: Orlando, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Dunedin, Largo, Tallahassee, and Gainesville have already set this goal. Around the country, more than 100 cities have set 100% renewable energy goals as well. Joining them are major corporations such as Bank of America, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch, that have pledged to power their entire operations with renewable sources.
Committing to renewable energy sources, like solar, shows our state’s commitment to protecting public health and will spur the creation of good local jobs. Florida currently ranks second in solar jobs, with more than 10,000 employed by the industry. Shifting to 100% renewable energy will help us create even more.
Click here to urge your representatives to support solar by backing the transition to 100% renewable energy.