October 24, 2016
Mailbag Oct. 24: Solar amendment
airwaves and mailboxes are being flooded by dishonest appeals to Florida voters
promising that a vote for Amendment One will bring loads of clean solar power
to Florida. The truth is the exact opposite. You need look no further than the
10 Year Site Plan presented last month to the Florida
Public Service Commission by
the states largest utilities. Currently, all renewables (including solar)
account for a mere 1 percent of Florida’s energy generation. In 2025, utilities
project renewables to increase to a pathetic 2 percent. . Amendment One is
actually a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” whose sole purpose is to block the
opening up of our energy industry to competition from independent solar
companies who have been so instrumental in the growth of solar in other states.
Someone needs to tell the truth to our state’s voters about this dishonest and
cynical use of propaganda to deceive the public into voting for this false
amendment, thinking they are helping to grow the use of solar in our state when
in fact this amendment blocks it.
need to Vote No on 1.