Let Your Florida Legislators Know How You Feel About Renewable Power

Posted by Trish Riley, March 15, 2009

Help Stop the Nuclear Industry from Undermining
Florida’s Renewable Energy Plan

Dear Friends: this is an important message from our friends at Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Let’s all take action now!

Michael Mariotte
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Legislative Debate Begins today: Tuesday, March 3rd

Dear Friends,

Florida is poised to move forward ambitiously on a renewable energy plan, but that plan will be undermined if utility lobbyists succeed in allowing nuclear power to qualify as a renewable source of energy.  We need your help and involvement TODAY!

The utility industry is aggressively lobbying the Legislature to allow nuclear power as an eligible resource in meeting the target of 20% renewable energy. This self-serving utility scheme, labeled as a “clean energy portfolio standard,” is unprecedented as no other state permits the inclusion of nuclear energy to meet renewable energy goals. Nuclear energy is a prohibitively expensive energy source with little job creation benefits and it has no place in a policy intended to promote renewable energy!

Voice your Concerns!

Contact Governor Crist and ask him to stand up to utility lobbyists that are trying to undermine the RPS intended to reach his target of 20% renewables by 2020. Your outreach to the Governor will make a difference!

Email: Charlie.Crist@myflorida.com
Telephone: (850) 488-7146

Contact the following legislative leaders. They sit on key committees that will have significant influence over the RPS – it’s important that they hear from you that nuclear power has no place in a policy intended to promote renewable energy!

Senator Lee Constantine (Orlando)
Email: constantine.lee.web@flsenate.gov
Telephone: (850) 487-5050

Senator Jim King (Jacksonville)
Email: king.james.web@flsenate.gov
Telephone: (850) 487-5030

Representative Page Kreegel (Punta Gorda)
Telephone: (850) 488-9175

Rep. Debbie Mayfield (Vero Beach)
Telephone: (850) 488-0952

For more information, talking points and action ideas, go to:  http://www.cleanenergy.org/index.php?/Take-Action.html?form_id=51&item_id=66

Thanks for your help and actions!