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Floridians for Solar Choice

With two landslide victories under their belts, environmentalists say they are waiting to decide whether to revive a solar ballot initiative in 2018.

Supreme Court OKs Solar Ballot Proposal

Apr 3, 2016

Floridians will get a chance this fall to put solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution.

The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, found that the wording of a controversial ballot initiative backed by major utilities meets the legal standards to go before voters in November.

Solar Initiative Tops Petition Threshold

Jan 25, 2016
AP

A group backing a solar-energy ballot initiative has submitted enough valid petition signatures to take the issue to voters in November --- but still needs approval from the Florida Supreme Court for the proposed ballot wording.

'Smart Solar' Court Decision To Come After Feb. 1

Dec 22, 2015
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A group spearheading a solar-energy initiative for the 2016 ballot has submitted more than 475,000 petition signatures to the state --- but faces a wait before finding out if the Florida Supreme Court will sign off on the proposal.

Solar Advocates Eye 2018 For Ballot Initiative

Dec 21, 2015
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Solar advocates say they are not giving up their campaign for a state constitutional amendment making the energy more available but now are looking beyond 2016 to 2018.

Floridians for Solar Choice is uniting an unlikely crew in support of their 2016 ballot initiative.

'Smart Solar' Group Rakes In $463K

Aug 11, 2015

With backing from four major electric utilities, a newly formed group known as "Consumers for Smart Solar" raised $463,000 in July for a solar-energy ballot initiative, according to a finance report filed Monday.

The group last month announced it would seek to put a solar-energy initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

The proposal is competing with a rival solar-energy initiative by a group called "Floridians for Solar Choice."

The finance report indicates Consumers for Smart Solar collected $463,045 and spent $194,177 between July 23 and July 31.

Floridians for Solar Choice is trying to turn the lights out on corporate monopolies, specifically utility companies.