Florida Senate passes clean energy bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An energy bill that's a priority for
Gov. Charlie Crist was approved by the Senate, but may still have a
difficult time getting through the House.

The measure (SB 1154) would require power companies to produce
20 percent of their electricity through clean sources by 2020.

Companies would be able to count nuclear power toward that goal,
but it could be no more than 25 percent of their clean energy mix.
It passed Thursday on a 37-1 vote.

But the House, which has pushed to open Florida waters to offshore oil drilling, isn't expected to approve the bill as is.

Lawmakers only have by the end of the day tomorrow to agree on the
energy policy.


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