Installing Solar Panel

Solar energy can help make Florida more resilient and protect vulnerable residents. Strong policies and investments in solar energy benefiting Florida families should include:

  • Safeguard net metering to ensure homeowners and businesses are fairly paid for energy they generate to offset startup costs.

  • Allow systems servicing universities, school districts, local governments and businesses to benefit from net metering, become resilience hubs and save taxpayer dollars.

  • Establish statewide solar/renewable energy targets.

  • Create a pathway to energy independence.

Solar

Now more than ever, voters are supporting clean energy goals and production in the US. EVs provide a clean energy alternative as well as a lower overall cost of ownership for Floridians. Florida must lead on policies that help us meet EV market needs and infrastructure.

  • Develop goals, objectives and targets to advance alternative fuels and EV adoption, including plans to electrify school buses and transit fleets.

  • Ensure that charging infrastructure with Southeast regional stakeholders and states is coordinated to expedite hurricane evacuation, freight shipping and other shared goals.

  • Ensure that no burdensome fees create a barrier to acquiring electric vehicles for consumers, businesses and local governments.

Electric Vehicles

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Solar

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Resilience

Florida must convene local and state agencies to develop nature-based coastal solutions that protect communities and businesses from hurricanes, flooding and heat caused by sea level rise and climate change. Florida must lead on policies that prioritize nature-based solutions.

  • Support the state’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) with funding and resources to ensure integration and coordination of agencies on collective resilience efforts.

  • Support continued annual resilience funding of $100 million and resilience grant programs.

  • Leverage the use of natural and nature-based solutions to address coastal issues such as sea level rise, excessive rainfall, extreme heat, and storm surge.