90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by
Orlando is among fewer than a dozen local governments across Florida to commit to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Photo by Amy Green

Solar advocates, utilities face off over net metering legislation

In Tallahassee, lawmakers are considering legislation that utilities say is aimed at equalizing energy costs for solar and non-solar customers. Clean energy advocates say the legislation would diminish financial incentives for rooftop solar. WMFE environmental reporter Amy Green talked with Ben Millar of the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association. 
Read More »

Support for 90.7 News is provided by
Image: Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly with Solar panels, cleanenergy.org
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Utility Companies push to change laws on solar net metering

If you’ve noticed a neighbor with solar panels, you may have wondered: What happens if you generate more solar power than you can use? In the sunny Sunshine State, it’s a valid question. If you’re on the grid, what happens is something called net metering. The excess energy goes back into the system to be used by anyone, and your meter, essentially, runs backward — your utility bill is credited for the power you contributed. Solar users appreciate the system, which allows them to stay on the municipal grid while using a clean power source, and even homeowners not using solar benefit — simply because less coal and gas is being burned, both of which contribute to climate warming. But …
Read More »