Florida Passes Clean Energy Bill
May 1, 2008 11:22 AM | Posted by Patrick Greissing | Topic(s): State Policy/Programs
, Carbon Markets
, Clean Tech
The Florida legislature recently approved HB 7135, a bill that focuses on clean energy. The bill designates the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to develop a program that would cap carbon emissions and develop a market where industries can buy and sell carbon credits. Once the program is developed, it would come back to the legislature for approval after January 1, 2010. The legislation also sets requirements for power to be distributed from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and biomass. The bill is awaiting the signature of Governor Crist (R).
For a copy of the bill go to: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7135e2.xml&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=7135&Session=2008