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No state handouts for FPL

Our parks should remain quiet preserves; Kennedy Space Center's security shouldn't be compromised. Even our landfills should be off limits to FPL. Private industries have no right to generate profits on public property that only their shareholders will enjoy. Solar power is local by nature. It's time for municipalities to get behind start-up companies that can keep energy dollars circulating within their community and get FPL off public assistance.

The last time I checked Nasdaq, Florida Power & Light's shares had a market value exceeding $26 billion.

With those billions in mind, as much as I favor renewable energy to prevent more majestic mountains from being blown to bits for coal, I am not in favor of FPL being subsidized by taxpayers to achieve renewable energy production with the use of public land, especially since FPL offers clean energy to its customers as an expensive option, an extra $9.75 per month ($117 annually).

As FPL can obviously afford to boost the economy through the purchase of private land to set up solar arrays and wind turbines, I began asking the Florida Energy Commission on Jan. 18 why it promotes the use of public land for private gain. The three inquiries I sent to info@floridaenergycommission.gov have yielded only automated responses. Perhaps we are moving from the credo of Government in the Sunshine to The Stonewall State.

Our parks should remain quiet preserves; Kennedy Space Center's security shouldn't be compromised. Even our landfills should be off limits to FPL. Private industries have no right to generate profits on public property that only their shareholders will enjoy.

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The last time I checked Nasdaq, Florida Power & Light's shares had a market value exceeding $26 billion.

With those billions in mind, as much as I favor renewable energy to prevent more majestic mountains from being blown to bits for coal, I am not in favor of FPL being subsidized by taxpayers to achieve renewable energy production with the use of public land, especially since FPL offers clean energy to its customers as an expensive option, an extra $9.75 per month ($117 annually).

As FPL can obviously afford to boost the economy through the purchase of private land to set up solar arrays and wind turbines, I began asking the Florida Energy Commission on Jan. 18 why it promotes the use of public land for private gain. The three inquiries I sent to info@floridaenergycommission.gov have yielded only automated responses. Perhaps we are moving from the credo of Government in the Sunshine to The Stonewall State.

Our parks should remain quiet preserves; Kennedy Space Center's security shouldn't be compromised. Even our landfills should be off limits to FPL. Private industries have no right to generate profits on public property that only their shareholders will enjoy.

Solar power is local by nature. It's time for municipalities to get behind start-up companies that can keep energy dollars circulating within their community and get FPL off public assistance.


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FEB 16 2008
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