Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE) Opposes the “Energy Choice” Amendment
Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE), a Florida nonprofit corporation, is an “interested person” that opposes the Initiative. FARE is dedicated to consumer advocacy for efficient, reliable, and reasonably priced electrical service on behalf of residential households and small businesses.
Opponents believe that Florida residents, minority communities and small businesses pay among the lowest rates in the country for reliable energy service. They oppose the initiative because the State’s energy policy should not be dramatically and unalterably disrupted to the detriment of the public that depends on affordable, reliable electric energy service. The so-called “Energy Choice” Initiative, if placed on the ballot, may mislead voters to abandon Florida’s existing regulatory structure for electricity service and instead substitute a deregulated structure that would allow a multiplicity of retail providers to come between customers and power generators to charge higher rates for less reliable service and to engage in marketing practices that unfairly target seniors, minorities, low income communities, and other vulnerable citizens.
Read our full legal brief filed with the Florida Supreme Court here.