Students Lobby for Green Energy Fund Legislation

By: Tara Herrschaft Email
By: Tara Herrschaft Email

Thursday morning the Florida Senate Higher Education Committee heard from several students before approving Senate Bill 778.

It will allow Florida's public universities to implement a Student Green Energy Fund, a small per credit hour fee that would go towards energy efficiency projects on campus.

"We have six universities around the state that are working on this. We've got on weekly conference calls and plan. And we're really excited that this has passed through this committee," said Chris Cano, a student at the University of Florida.

The bill will not only save the university money, but the whole state through reduced energy costs. Senate Bill 778 will be voted on this upcoming legislative session.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:58 AM
    It will be interesting to see the vote on this by our Republican majority Legislature. Will they consider this an "entitlement program" that like Medicare, Medicaid,Soc.Sec.WIC that they want abolished (to reduce government spending) or maybe the utilities lobbyist will make them a "campaign deal" so the power companies won`t have to cut back on profits? Don`t be expecting them to vote in any way that shows common sense.
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