Renewable Energy Goal Likely 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A commission that regulates Florida's
utilities is poised to recommend to lawmakers that the state get 20
percent of its electric power from renewable sources - like solar
and wind - by the end of 2020.

At a meeting Friday, commissioners suggested they were opposed
to a more lenient rule that would allow utilities to get to the 20
percent goal by 2041. The Florida Public Service Commission has
been charged with sending a renewable energy rule to lawmakers. The
state Legislature then has to approve the rule.

Gov. Charlie Crist had backed the 2020 goal and did so again Friday.

The Public Service Commission is required to get a draft rule to lawmakers by Feb. 1.

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