STATE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (Section 187.201, Florida Statute)

187.201 State Comprehensive Plan adopted.–The Legislature hereby adopts as the State Comprehensive Plan the following specific goals and policies:


(a) Goal.–Florida shall comply with all national air quality standards by 1987, and by 1992 meet standards which are more stringent than 1985 state standards.

(b) Policies.–

1. Improve air quality and maintain the improved level to safeguard human health and prevent damage to the natural environment.

2. Ensure that developments and transportation systems are consistent with the maintenance of optimum air quality.

3. Reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions and mitigate their effects on the natural and human environment.

4. Encourage the use of alternative energy resources that do not degrade air quality.

5. Ensure, at a minimum, that power plant fuel conversion does not result in higher levels of air pollution.


(11) ENERGY.–

(a) Goal.–Florida shall reduce its energy requirements through enhanced conservation and efficiency measures in all end-use sectors, while at the same time promoting an increased use of renewable energy resources.

(b) Policies.–

1. Continue to reduce per capita energy consumption.

2. Encourage and provide incentives for consumer and producer energy conservation and establish acceptable energy performance standards for buildings and energy consuming items.

3. Improve the efficiency of traffic flow on existing roads.

4. Ensure energy efficiency in transportation design and planning and increase the availability of more efficient modes of transportation.

5. Reduce the need for new power plants by encouraging end-use efficiency, reducing peak demand, and using cost-effective alternatives.

6. Increase the efficient use of energy in design and operation of buildings, public utility systems, and other infrastructure and related equipment.

7. Promote the development and application of solar energy technologies and passive solar design techniques.

8. Provide information on energy conservation through active media campaigns.

9. Promote the use and development of renewable energy resources.

10. Develop and maintain energy preparedness plans that will be both practical and effective under circumstances of disrupted energy supplies or unexpected price surges.