Business at any Cost

State regulators set the clock back on energy conservation in Florida on Tuesday by reversing a rule that would have required Progress Energy Florida and Florida Power & Light to encourage customers to use less electricity.

The commission’s decision to roll back conservation programs follows the wishes of Gov. Rick Scott, whose staff recently weighed in on the energy debate. At a meeting of electric company lobbyists and energy industry representatives in late June, the governor’s former policy director, Mary Anne Carter, said the governor wanted the state to soften the energy efficiency goals to lower the cost of electricity in Florida to attract new business.

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