“They lie because they’re desperate,” said Susan Glickman, the Florida director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. “It’s threatening their sweetheart deal.” Read the full story.
Susan Glickman, director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy criticized the bill as making “tweaks that are very minor” while it fails to fix major issues affecting consumers. She said that after the election, the PSC “gutted” energy efficiency standards and continued to allow utility companies to “overbuild” while […]
Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL) asked the PSC to buy a coal-fired power plant with the intention of shutting it down to save money and reduce emissions, however the utility is planning on pumping natural gas into the state. While environmentalists welcomed FPL’s initial decision, the utility should be […]
“Big monopoly utilities continue the rush to factor major gas infrastructure into their rate base for which we will all pay for decades,” Susan Glickman, who leads the Alliance’s Florida chapter, said in a statement. “Florida is woefully behind on capturing cost-effective energy efficiency and renewables.” Read the full story.
A group of activists and democratic lawmakers held a press conference under a coalition, “Awake the State” to protest Gov. Scott’s agenda and address alternative proposals for issues on clean energy, minimum wage and campaign finance reform, among others. Read more about the story here.
“We don’t want something that’s going to put onerous charges on people who want to put solar up,” Susan Glickman said. This statement comes as Senator Jeff Brandes filed a bill that would allow the sale of excess solar power, but doesn’t prohibit utilities from charging more for hookups. Read […]
A broad coalition of conservatives and environments, including Clean Energy Girl, has teamed up to form Floridians for Solar Choice. The group is sponsoring a ballot initiative to allow solar companies to provide electricity for consumers and compete in a market currently dominated by monopoly power utilities. In just the […]
Clean Energy Girl, scientists and activists alike met back in October to discuss Climate Science and Solutions, however, Governor Rick Scott made no response to the solutions presented and the Department of Environmental Protection has no current plan that addresses climate change. Yet, Florida’s Department of Health has taken action […]
Clean Energy Girl recognizes that Pinellas County lawmaker Jack Latvala’s bill (SB288) is a start when it comes to eliminating the bond between the Public Service Commission and electric utilities. For too long there has been an influence in the legislature from monopoly utilities and the interests of shareholders have […]
Governor Rick Scott appointed Jonathan Steverson to head the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, along with making other changes at the Department of Elder Affairs, Susan Glickman was asked to comment on the new appointment. Read full story here.