Letters to the Editor

Solar rebates end

Too frequently I’m astonished to find out about yet another short-sighted and outrageous move by Florida’s politicians, appointed personnel, staff or state regulators.

It happened again on Nov. 26 when I read Florida regulators OK plan to slash goals on energy efficiency, reporting that the Public Service Commission voted to reduce Florida’s energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and eliminate solar rebate programs by the close of 2015.

The PSC threw the public some leftovers by agreeing to hold workshops on ways to increase solar power without rebates.

And, speaking of leftovers, I wonder how the under $2 a month rate reductions for FPL, Tampa Electric and Duke Energy customers starting Jan. 1 compares with the utility companies executive pay and bonuses and investor stock value.

Maybe these companies should be required to give customers shares of stock instead of token rate cuts.

Carroll Billups, Fort Lauderdale

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