Florida Chamber joins legal fight against Energy Choice amendment
The Florida Chamber of Commerce has filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court in opposition to a proposed 2020 amendment aiming to reduce control over the energy market by Florida’s largest power companies.
The court is currently reviewing whether the Energy Choice amendment is valid under Florida law. The Chamber’s legal brief argues the amendment violates the “single-subject requirement” laid out in Florida’s Constitution.
Adopting Moody’s line of argument, the brief argues that an amendment purporting to expand competition in the market cannot also exclude investor-owned utilities from participating.
“We cannot secure Florida’s future with regulatory policies that will make Florida less competitive and electricity more expensive,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
“Voters deserve to know the facts — this price-hiking electricity related amendment is a drastic and costly proposal that will drive up costs on Florida’s families, consumers and local businesses.”