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Voters in Florida face crucial solar power decisions

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Voters in sun-bathed Florida will face a decision Tuesday that could weigh heavily on the use — and cost — of solar power in the state. The solar power industry is opposed to Amendment 1, a proposal to amend the state constitution that will appear on the ballot as “Florida Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use Initiative.” Utilities — including Florida Power & Light Co. — have spent upward of $20 million trying to get the amendment on the…

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Email insights: Floridians throw shade on “shady” solar amendment

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A new email has Floridians throwing a lot of shade on the “shady” solar energy amendment. Consumers for Smart Solar announced a recent poll showing Florida voters have clearly rejected the solar energy constitutional amendment offered by Floridians for Solar Choice for the 2016 ballot. Floridians, the group says, are refusing to be blinded by the “shady” amendment promoted by the out-of-state solar industry. According to Smart Solar spokeswoman Sarah Bascom, only 47 percent of Florida voters support the “Shady…

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