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Rep. Castor Statement on Veto of Harmful Anti-Solar Legislation

GOP-controlled Legislature never should have raised costs on “Sunshine State” families and small businesses

It’s a bright day here in Florida – the voices of our neighbors won out with the governor’s veto of the anti-solar bill. Solar power is a cost-saver and job creator. Florida is blessed with abundant and affordable solar energy, and all Floridians should be able to access this renewable resource to help them save money on their electric bills, avoid the volatility of fossil fuel prices, and catalyze the continued growth of the solar industry that creates good-paying jobs and strengthens local economies. 

Stopping harmful anti-solar legislation is just the first step – let’s work together in a bipartisan way to promote energy independence and security through lower cost clean energy. I’m calling on Florida’s U.S. Senators to help get the House-passed clean energy and manufacturing incentives to President Biden’s desk so he can sign them into law. Let’s keep working to increase solar energy and lower costs for our neighbors – and provide a livable climate for our kids.