This is a guest blog from the Erika Dunayer with Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA) which is a non-profit professional association of solar companies. Since 1977, FlaSEIA has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the solar energy industry in Florida. FlaSEIA has officially joined the opposition on Amendment 1 and this blog – and the video it promotes – is meant to educate Florida voters on this critical issue for the Sunshine State.
The vote in November will be a big one for a many issues. The most important for the state of Florida however, will be Amendment 1. If it passes, it could completely kill solar for our state!
At first glance, it sounds like it’s a positive thing for consumers but if you look to see who is really behind the amendment, I think it will clear things up for you. The funding for this amendment is coming from big monopoly power companies such as FPL, Duke Power and Tampa Electric.
Do you think big power companies are looking out for consumers, or their own profit? Why would energy companies be promoting solar? Don’t be fooled! Amendment 1 is an effort by the monopoly utility companies to keep a stranglehold on consumers by preventing them from generating their own power!
Check out this video to learn more.