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Floridians for Government Accountability is latest group to endorse Smart Solar Amendment

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A statewide group promoting fiscal responsibility at all levels of government is the latest to endorse the solar energy ballot initiative by Consumers for Smart Solar. Floridians for Government Accountability, a corporation formed to educate the public on economic issues, is throwing its support behind the campaign to oppose a “consumer unfriendly” initiative put forth by Floridians for Solar Choice. Opponents of the Solar Choice amendment – which they call “shady” – believe the poorly worded proposal, if passed, would…

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Consumers for Smart Solar posts blockbuster $460K in first month fundraising

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In the race to expand solar energy in Florida, one side is opening strong by posting blockbuster first-month fundraising numbers, which they credit to a campaign of transparency and diversity. Consumers for Smart Solar, the group behind a proposed solar amendment for the 2016 Florida ballot, announced Monday it raised more than $463,000 in its first month. The group collected $463,045 in July, far outpacing that of rival organization Floridians for Solar Choice. To get an idea of the groundswell of support for Smart…

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Three influential groups announce support for Smart Solar amendment

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Consumers for Smart Solar — the bipartisan coalition of business and civic leaders— received three significant endorsements in its campaign to put a solar energy amendment on Florida’s 2016 ballot. In a joint announcement Tuesday, the Florida Council for Safe Communities, National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) each threw support behind the Smart Solar Amendment, which supporters say is a consumer-friendly measure to expand solar energy use in the Sunshine State. The…

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