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Florida Families Deserve Energy Savings Goals

published on: August 1, 2019

Every five years, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) sets goals for the state’s largest utilities to provide energy-efficiency programs and energy-saving incentives to residents. Hardworking families and businesses need access to these programs to cut down their energy use, save money, and reduce their carbon footprint.

But this year the utilities are proposing energy-savings goals that amount to ZERO. This is unacceptable. Your voice is needed to demand meaningful energy efficiency goals from our energy utilities to reduce waste and save money for Floridians.

Florida trails far behind other states in capturing energy savings for customers. With Floridians bearing some of the highest electric bills in the nation, the utilities’ proposed goals would lock in unnecessary and debilitatingly high energy bills.

By proposing energy savings goals of ZERO, Florida utilities are choosing to stick with the status quo, forcing people like you and me to foot the bill.

From switching to LED lightbulbs to flipping off the lights when we leave the room, we are all doing our part to reduce energy waste and save money. It’s time the utilities did their part instead of looking for ways to increase their bottom line. 

Along with our friends at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and others, we’re asking you to join us in demanding that the PSC support energy savings goals. We need meaningful energy savings because a plan that does nothing is simply a waste of energy.