Take Action TODAY to Solve our Climate Crisis: Submit a Comment BEFORE May 12th
Perhaps the most common question I receive during my public talks or in response to posts and social media is “Delaney, how can I help solve our climate crisis?“ And, today the answer is simple: submit a quick comment online in support of the Petition for Rulemaking that three friends and I have gotten approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and which sets the rules which will require Florida utilities to transition to using only sustainable energy by 2050.
Today is your chance to help solve our climate crisis starting right here in Florida!
On April 21, 2022, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Commissioner Nikki Fried released a proposed rule that sets goals for Florida utilities to provide 100% renewable energy by 2050. This action responds to the petition for rulemaking that my friends and I filed on January 5, 2022, and represents perhaps the state’s most significant climate policy step ever.
The proposed rule mirrors the language my friends and I suggested and sets the following renewable energy goals for Florida utilities: at least 40% by 2030, 63% by 2035, 82% by 2040, and 100% by 2050. The proposed rule also requires utilities to submit their 10-year energy plans to FDACS so the agency can evaluate whether the utilities’ long-term energy plans are capable of meeting the renewable energy goals, and requires FDACS to annually report the utilities’ progress in meeting the goals to the Public Service Commission, Governor, and Legislature.
Addressing the core cause of our climate change crisis, the use of fossil fuels, will go a long way towards solving the crisis and that’s where you come in!
What You Can Do Today: Take Action TODAY
- Between now and May 12 you can submit public comments to FDACS in support of this proposed rule. Public comments can be submitted here: https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=25791832
- You can also, if preferred, email your views by sending an email to Kelley Smith Burk, FDACS Energy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your comment need not be long. An example could be something as simple as the following once you click on the link noted above or send an email:
Subject: Transitioning Florida energy’s system to sustainable power by 2050
Comment: Please enact the rule that requires Florida utilities to use 100% sustainable power by 2050. I support cleaning up our climate.
Submitting a public comment is a quick, easy, and impactful action that everyone can take. Please make your comment on-line today.
Please also consider sharing this blog or my social media posts about the public comment opportunity with your networks so we can get the word out to as many people as possible so collectively we can do something to stop the cause of our climate crisis. The more people that take action and comment at this time in support of the rule, the better so please comment today and spread the word ASAP because together we can and will solve our climate crisis. Thank you.