May 22, 2023
Source: Tampa Bay Times
TALLAHASSEE — Floridians could see their electric bills increase again in the next two years so that utility companies can build infrastructure that captures methane emitted from solid waste and turns it into natural gas under a measure getting approval from legislators.
The Senate Community Affairs Committee gave unanimous approval to SB 1162 on Wednesday, despite appeals from residential customers who complained about rising electric bills. The bill would create incentives for the development of renewable natural gas and green hydrogen and allow utility companies to add the cost of building the new technology to customer bills.