Energy Cost-Saving Initiatives

Wednesday a group of Florida lawmakers presented several cost-saving initiatives.

Among the ideas, tax breaks for buying hybrid vehicles and creating an alternative energy technology center.

Representative Shelley Vana will introduce a bill to give rebates to Floridians who purchase solar water heaters.

Rep. Vana, D–West Palm Beach, said, “If you think about having everyone in Florida not using the electricity or the energy to heat water every time they do a load of laundry or take a hot shower, we can save a whole, whole lot of energy.”

Another proposal calls for price gouging protection year-round not just in times of a disaster.