TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House of Representatives today passed Florida House Bill 741, which addresses solar energy expansion and helps modernize net metering incentives, sponsored by Florida Representatives Lawrence McClure and Alex Andrade. Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) – Florida Executive Director and Vice President of State Affairs Kevin Doyle issued the following statement:
“We commend Florida Representatives McClure and Andrade for their leadership and sponsorship of HB 741 regarding expanded use of solar energy and net metering. As a strong advocate for solar energy, we are pleased to support this bipartisan legislation and efforts to ensure that our utility and grid infrastructure is maintained and supported,” Doyle said.
“With the development of solar power growing and installation costs coming down, universal solar farms continue to come online in Florida, which gives all Floridians the benefits of solar energy – regardless of their financial status. The time is right to evaluate the current net metering programs to ensure they are keeping pace with market realities, and giving solar access to every Floridian.”
“As strong supporters of solar and initiatives to make our utility and grid infrastructure the most efficient and modern, we look forward to the Florida Senate considering and approving this important legislation this session, and thank Representatives McClure and Andrade for their leadership.”
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Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.