Advocating for Efficient and Sustainable Energy Solutions

 

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Why It Matters to Florida

Long-term sustainable energy solutions are vital to supporting Florida’s economic growth. To prepare for the future, the Florida Chamber will support diverse and reliable energy resources, so every Floridian has access to cost-efficient and modern energy sources.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber will continue to advocate for long-term, comprehensive energy policy that brings efficient, modern and cost-effective sources of energy to all Floridians that focus on the long-term needs of our state will help meet the needs of Florida’s growing population. By 2030, Florida will demand 76 percent more energy.

This requires increasing Florida’s energy independence while expanding the use of alternative fuels like LNG and CNG.

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Streamlining state, regional and local processes by embracing proactive growth leadership initiatives is important to support the next generation of vibrant communities in Florida. The Florida Chamber will continue to champion the streamlining of permitting processes and reducing bureaucratic barriers toward growth.

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Join the Florida Chamber Infrastructure Coalition‘s efforts to maximize Florida’s economic growth opportunities and double down on efforts to prepare for Florida’s growing population through infrastructure investments.

Long-Term Energy Strategies

 

Preparing Florida’s Infrastructure for Smarter Growth

 

Why It Matters to Florida

The Florida Chamber estimates between now and 2030, 6 million more people will call Florida home. As the third most populous state in the nation and growing, it is crucial we get infrastructure policies right and focus on long-term strategies. This means more than ensuring there are roads to travel — this means supporting investments in hard and soft infrastructure such as energy, water, telecommunications and more.

Florida’s Competitiveness Agenda

The Florida Chamber will continue to advocate for long-term, comprehensive energy policy that brings efficient, modern and cost-effective sources of energy to all Floridians that focus on the long-term needs of our state will help meet the needs of Florida’s growing population. By 2030, Florida will demand 76 percent more energy.
This requires increasing Florida’s energy independence while expanding the use of alternative fuels like LNG and CNG.

 

The Fight for Free Enterprise Continues

Streamlining state, regional and local processes by embracing proactive growth leadership initiatives is important to support the next generation of vibrant communities in Florida. The Florida Chamber will continue to champion the streamlining of permitting processes and reducing bureaucratic barriers toward growth.

Act Now

Florida’s focus on comprehensive clean energy initiatives are steps in the right direction to ensure our rising population has adequate resources. Join us as we fight for long-term energy strategies that will make Florida more competitive.

Creating Efficient and Sustainable Energy Solutions

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Florida’s ongoing economic recovery has fueled growth in all areas- from population growth to private-sector job creation. But an increased population means increased energy use from all areas of Florida- from the individual light switch to the multi-national companies headquartered in Florida. Florida’s population is expected to grow by six million more residents by 2030 and we must be prepared to provide clean, cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy solutions.

Providing families with reliable and cost-effective energy options by championing energy policies that focus on the long-term needs of our state will help meet the needs of Florida’s growing population.

This requires increasing Florida’s energy independence while expanding the use of alternative fuels like LNG and CNG.

Dependable energy is an important cornerstone to the health of all Floridians. Adopting smart growth policies will benefit small businesses and families by growing the private sector, despite the continued delays posed by those who seek to burden government processes with more regulation.

Florida’s focus on comprehensive clean energy initiatives are steps in the right direction to ensure our rising population has adequate resources. Join us as we fight for long-term energy strategies that will make Florida more competitive.

Statement On Solar Choice Amendment

TALLAHASSEE (October 22, 2015) – Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson today released the below statement on the Florida Supreme Court’s approval of a solar choice amendment.

“With Florida’s population expected to increase by six million people by the year 2030, the Florida Chamber of Commerce believes we must prepare Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development.

“To provide Florida families with reliable and cost-effective energy options, including solar, the Florida Chamber supports energy policies that focus on the long-term demands of our state that will help meet the needs of Florida’s growing population. Reliable and sustainable infrastructure is important to the prosperity of all Floridians, as well as Florida’s competitiveness.

“The Florida Chamber has a long-standing history of opposing constitutional amendments that can be achieved through the legislative or budget process, and therefore opposes the solar choice amendment. Additionally, the Florida Chamber has a strong history of advocating for a comprehensive state energy portfolio, including solar energy.

“The solar choice amendment is driven by special interest who seek to raise electricity prices on Florida families and make Florida less competitive. There’s a right way to do solar, but Florida’s Constitution isn’t it.

“The Florida Chamber will continue to encourage voters to protect our constitution by opposing this amendment that provides protections and unrestricted and unregulated growth for a specific industry.”

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.