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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    TEA PARTY BACKS SOLAR, ATTACKS UTILITY MONOPOLIES

    Tea party pushing for Florida to step up solar energy efforts

    Ivan Penn, October 17, 2014 (Tampa Bay Times)

    “Florida's investor-owned utilities have a new, unexpected opponent…[The Tea Party Patriots plan] to push for more solar in the Sunshine State as she has in Georgia...to challenge the monopoly control of Florida's major utilities…[through the new Florida] group Conservatives for Energy Freedom…Florida's investor-owned utilities have enjoyed what many see as a lock on Tallahassee's Republican-dominated political world...An uprising from within the Republican Party could alter the course of the state's energy policy at a time when a growing number of grass roots groups have been stepping up their efforts…The nation's power companies already are increasingly under pressure as solar's price continues to fall, solar panels become more efficient and solar companies offer programs that make it easier for homeowners and businesses to install…Combined with more energy-efficient products, solar is helping electricity customers envision the kind of personalized service that technology has brought to the communications, media and music industries…What the rest of the world admiringly calls renewable energy and "energy efficiency,'' the utilities call "disruptive'' technologies…” click here for more

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