Utility regulators to get renewable energy report

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.


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