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Intersection: Amendment One & Solar Power In Florida


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On the ballot voters will decide the fate of another solar amendment:  Amendment 1. Backers say it will promote solar power in the Sunshine State and protect consumers from scams and unfair subsidies. But opponents say it’s an attempt by utility companies to choke off rooftop solar.

In a speech, Sal Nuzzo, policy director of the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee used the phrase ‘political jiu jitsu’ in describing Amendment 1.

Are voters being duped, or does Amendment 1 protect them from solar scams as its backers claim?

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy executive director Stephen Smith and Consumers for Smart Solar board member Screven Watson join Intersection to discuss the amendment.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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