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In light of the upcoming Florida gubernatorial election this year, I hope all candidates would consider these matters, below:
Please help state of Florida to:
1. Set goal for Renewable/Solar Energy, given that Florida is one of the few states left that had not yet officially set any goal for renewable/solar energy (RPS, Renewable Portfolio Standard).
2. Implement an effective Feed-In-Tariff policy (otherwise also known as the Renewable Energy Dividend Policy, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feed-in_tariff; http://www.sunisthefuture.net/2013/12/16/updating-news-on-feed-in-tariff/ ; http://www.sunisthefuture.net/2013/09/07/further-updates-for-fit-feed-in-tariff-worldwide/ ; http://www.wind-works.org/cms/index.php?id=86 ; http://www.allianceforrenewableenergy.org/2008/05/why-fits.html ) that will be inclusive of small users as well as large-scale users. Feed-In-Tariff had already proven to be the most effective incentive policy that would speed up the implementations of solar PV (in many other nations). The goal of feed-in-tariff is to offer cost-based compensation to renewable energy producers, providing the price certainty, and long-term contracts that help finance renewable energy investments.
3. Request state regulators to look into The Value of Solar (www.sunisthefuture.net/2014/01/01 & www.sunisthefuture.net/2014/01/04) for this is the final missing link that will enable solar to be spread fairly, effectively, and quickly, for rich and for poor alike, for consumers as well as for utility. Ultimately, this would translate into a collaborative relationship between the utility and consumers, leading to a more stable grid for all consumers while increasing the longevity of the utility.
4. Streamline the permitting process of solar PV and solar thermal so to reduce the cost and amount of time in completing the process. Residents at Broward County are now able to get a solar energy system permit online in just half an hour;please refer to Jefferey Halsey, Broward County of Florida’s Director of Pollutioin Prevention, Remediation, and Air Quality Division during the video clip at Sun Is The Future at www.sunisthefuture.net/2013/02/22 .
5. It seems feasible/optimal to introduce regulation to require solar thermal (solar hot water heating systems) when/where it is already a foregone conclusion that this would be an economically feasible approach in building design. Perhaps it is time to start the discussion in considering implementing this as part of the building code.
~have a bright and sunny day~
Written, gathered and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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