Florida energy rebates on hold; Gov. Crist blames Legislature

Posted by Trish Riley, September 15, 2010

Simply appalling. The money to help move us toward a sustainable world is sitting in the state bank account, but citizens can’t access it. Use your vote to create the government that reflects your values.

“Thousands of Florida homeowners who have installed – or who are planning to install – solar power and/or new, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems might not get the rebate they had expected from the state until at least November.

That’s because, Gov. Charlie Crist says, Florida’s Legislative Budget Commission failed to approve the use of $31.5 million in federal money for an energy rebate program. And it’s money that could be held up until after the November elections.

"The money is already in the state," said Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist. “We just need the legislative spending authority (in order) to spend it.”

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