Fla. PSC considers renewable energy rule

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Utility regulators are set to take the first step toward passing a rule requiring more renewable energy use in Florida.

Critics, though, say the Public Service Commission staff proposal would be the nation's weakest renewable energy rule. It would require Florida to get 20 percent of its electricity from such sources as wind and solar - but not until 2041.

The commission Tuesday will vote on formally proposing the rule. It then is expected to hold a public hearing in December before sending the rule to the Legislature for final action next year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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