Florida Needs an Energy Security Plan
Why is my electric bill so high?
Buckle up, Floridians! You might have noticed a bit of a rollercoaster ride when it comes to your electricity bills. Floridians are seeing a 10-20% increase in their electricity bills in 2023 alone. What do these rate hikes mean for Sunshine State families? How can we take charge and shape our energy future?
Natural Gas Prices are Volatile
The rising and volatile cost of natural gas has been credited by the utilities themselves as the major contributing factor in these rate increases in Florida. Volatile energy costs are detrimental to Florida's families and businesses. Thankfully, Florida’s abundant sunshine gives us an opportunity to lead on solar power. As our population grows and temperatures increase, it will also be vital to conserve as much power as possible. Today, Florida’s energy efficiency ranking is currently one of the lowest in the nation.
Florida Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Residential Consumers, Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet
Together, we can rally our leaders to create an energy security plan. Imagine an energy future where Florida calls the shots. It's time that Florida takes advantage of local solar production and no longer relies on importing $5 billion worth of natural gas from out of state annually. By advocating for a task force to address this, we can pave the way towards a more stable and sustainable energy landscape for all Floridian families.
Make a Difference in Florida's Future Today
The vast majority (75%) of Florida's energy comes from natural gas.
Energy prices have increased to a 10-year high in Florida.
Gas rates have increased by 20-35% in the last year alone.
Natural gas is largely composed of methane - greenhouse gas over 80x more powerful than Co2.
The average home's monthly electric bill in Florida is a little more than $125, which is about 13% higher than the national average.
Florida has 9 of the dirtiest power plants in the country - more than any other state aside from Texas.