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Consumers for Smart Solar raises $300K during first week of October

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Add another $300,000 to Consumers for Smart Solar’s coffers. State records show Consumers for Smart Solar, the group backing the solar power amendment, raised $300,000 between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. Records show the committee received two contributions for $150,000 each from the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy and the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition. The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy is a Montgomery, Alabama-based coalition of “working people, business owners, environmentalists, and trade organizations who are fighting for fair, responsible energy…

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Gloomy August fundraising for Florida’s Solar Choice amendment

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August fundraising numbers for the committee backing an amendment making it easier for consumers to buy and sell solar power looked gloomy while receipts for its industry-backed competitor show no sign of slowing down. Floridians for Solar Choice brought in just $591 for the month, with more than $135,000 heading out in expenditures. The contributions are a major drop-off from past months, which saw the committee routinely post five-digit hauls, mainly from major backer SACE-Action Fund. SACE did give $7,521…

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Christian conservatives question Florida’s proposed solar energy amendment

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Some Florida conservative Christians have raised concerns about the motives behind the proposed constitutional amendment promoting solar energy in the Sunshine State. Jim Kallinger, chair of the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition – a group that calls for the government to “tighten its belt and live within its means” — is now questioning Floridians for Solar Choice. Solar Choice is seeking a spot on the 2016 ballot for a measure to allow solar energy users to sell power directly to…

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