TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's utility regulators will
resume work on a proposed renewable energy rule after getting a
report from consultants.
Navigant Consulting Inc. is scheduled to present its report to
the Public Service Commission at a workshop meeting Wednesday.
The commission postponed action in October after advocates of
solar, wind and other renewable energy sources said a rule proposed
by the agency's staff was too weak.
It would require Florida's investor-owned power companies to get
20 percent of their electricity by 2041.
Gov. Charlie Crist, who has made renewable energy a top priority, wants the state to reach the 20 percent level 21 years sooner - by 2020.
The commission expects to vote in January.
The rule then would go to the Legislature for approval.