Recent reports draw attention to paucity of efforts taken by the Republican-controlled legislature Florida to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A report released by the World Meteorological Organization quoted the amount of gases burning from fossil fuels such as coal and gasoline accumulating in the atmosphere will cause a disaster unless emissions are curbed down radically and soon.
According to reports, only two clean energy measures are highlighted in Florida’s 2020 legislative session. However neither would convert the state to clean, renewable energy.
One of the bills will be responsible to create a plan or installing electric-vehicle charging stations on state highways, whereas the other bill will allow public schools to use rooftop solar arrays to power the buildings.
“But for bills to create a master plan for EV charging infrastructure, there isn’t any legislation moving that would directly reduce greenhouse gases,” commented Susan Glickman, Florida director at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which promotes EV usage through its Electrify the South initiative.
In order to promote widespread use if electric vehicles, a bill by Senator Jeff Brandes will allegedly deidicate $5 million for use of EV and to issue grants to the local government. The bill however has not yet been implemented.
Furthermore, a bill by Pinellas Democratic Rep. Jennifer Necole Webb of solar-school, rewrites construction regulations so that solar contractors could install rooftop solar systems. The bill is however idle, as quoted by sources.
In addition, “Reynolds v. State of Florida” is working to adopt a clean-energy policy that would allow them to grow up in a healthy climate. The lawsuit is pending in 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Tallahassee.