TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - - A survey commissioned by Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit research group, found 80 percent of Floridians want their elected leaders to support more renewable energy programs. 70 percent say they’re willing to pay a dollar or more a month on their electric bill to fund renewable programs. The survey was conducted right after the midterm elections. Dominic Calabro, CEO of TaxWatch, says Florida’s new governor and state cabinet need to take a serious look at the research.
“I think the Florida taxpayers and Florida voters are willing to be lead," Calabro said. "They need to be lead with specific and pragmatic solutions that have long term benefits that stimulate the economy, help their communities, and also help them protect and preserve the environment.”
The most favorable form of renewable energy is solar. According to TaxWatch, a deliberate move to renewable energy could create 95-thousand direct and indirect jobs over the course of the next few years.
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