Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday unveiled a sustainable energy legislative package for the upcoming Legislative Session.
Florida’s only Democratic statewide elected official called for expansion of solar power, improvements to energy storage grids and a study of energy efficiency for all state facilities, among other sweeping measures.
“The science is clear that we have a cause and a crisis that is urgent,” Fried said. “We need action now, and we need to be taking it together.”
She held a news conference alongside U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Kathy Castor, as well as state Rep. Margaret Good, all also Democrats.
There, Fried stressed the need for innovation in addressing and adapting to climate change. [click for full article]