Audubon Florida Opposes the “Energy Choice” Amendment
National Audubon Society is a national nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1905 dedicated to protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon Florida, active in Florida for over 100 years, represents over 35,000 members and controls over 46,000 acres of conservation land in Florida including four sanctuaries open to the public.
Audubon Florida and TNC-Florida will focus on the misleading and incomplete ballot title and summary by highlighting the proposed amendment’s potential impact on the ability of energy consumers to choose the source of energy generation; and the continued viability of existing laws directed towards conservation of natural resources and the use of renewable energy, including solar energy, and net metering.
Without explanation to voters of the legal effect of the amendment, the proposed amendment could nullify unspecified existing laws, including those relating to conservation of natural resources and use of renewable energy, and cause a total disruption of the energy market in Florida, especially the generation market, and therefore could derail and delay planned and potential energy conservation efforts as well as the increased use and deployment of renewable energy.
Read their full legal brief filed with the Florida Supreme Court here.