Floridians Ready to Embrace Renewable Energy

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Floridians ready to embrace renewable energy to attract high-tech industry and new jobs TaxWatch survey reveals public support for moving energy policy forward Tallahassee- According to a statewide scientific poll conducted for Florida TaxWatch, an overwhelming majority of Floridians want their elected leaders to take action to increase renewable energy production in Florida – and many are willing to pay for nominal increases in their monthly utility bills to do so.

The bipartisan poll by McLaughlin & Associates and Anzalone-Liszt surveyed 800 Florida voters who are utility customers, representing a statistically significant cross-section of the public. The survey’s findings show that more than 80 percent of Floridians support their elected leaders taking action to increase renewable energy production in Florida, and more than 70 percent of Floridians believe that paying a dollar or more on their monthly utility bill is reasonable for renewable power generation.  Full Article...