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FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TRY AGAIN FOR 100-PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050
The Amazon is burning, Trump skipped out on the G7 climate change meeting, and the rise in global temperatures is helping a flesh-eating bacteria spread. All in all, not a great week for planet Earth. As legislators try to combat climate change on a global and national scale, Florida lawmakers are trying to start at the state level. Again. Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, filed HB 97 on Tuesday, essentially refiling an earlier bill that seeks to get Florida at 100 percent clean energy by 2050. The bill's short-term goal is to have 40 percent of Florida's electricity come from renewable energy by 2030. Eskamani filed similar legislation in March — HB 1291 — but the proposed law died in the energy and utilities subcommittee. “Floridians are already feeling the effects of a warmer world,” Eskamani said in a press release. “From mosquitoes and hurricanes to harmful algal blooms and sea level rise— Florida has a lot to lose if climate change goes unchecked and one of the most important ways to curb the impact of climate change and to build a more resilient state is through transitioning to 100% renewable energy.” READ MORE