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April 27, 2017

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Electrons: Recasting the solar battle

Mark R. Howard | 12/28/2016

In the grand scheme of electrical power generation in Florida, solar power is still a pipsqueak, accounting for less than a percent of the power generated. Among renewable sources of energy in Florida, biomass remains the largest.

Solar power is, however, the most dynamic at the moment, as evidenced by the solar-related proposed constitutional amendments that became political footballs in the last election. The media narrative in the coverage of those measures was a David vs. Goliath tale that pitted virtuous green-lovers yearning for energy independence against big, evil utilities hell-bent on holding back solar technology.

That narrative is convenient, facile — and intellectually dishonest.

 

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