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EPA Carbon Regs Put Pressure On Fla. To Embrace Renewables

New proposed federal regulations requiring Florida to cut carbon emissions 38 percent by 2030 could force further development of nuclear and solar capabilities in a natural gas-dependent state that so far has had little incentive to embrace renewable energy sources, experts say.


Part of the roadblock for renewables is the fact that Florida's fully regulated energy market prevents utilities from freely using an energy source that would be more expensive than another kind of fuel, according to Greenberg Traurig PA's Mike Cooke.

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