Open Thread: Solar Energy in Florida
Governor Charlie Crist was at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday. He unveiled his plan to build a $2.4-billion solar energy facility.
"Producing solar energy in the Sunshine State just makes sense," Crist told the crowd at at the Clinton Global Initiative, which draws world leaders, celebrities and scholars for three days of panel discussions and smaller working sessions on global issues and asks them to take concrete steps on those causes.
Crist thanked FPL and Clinton, one of the best-known Democrats in the nation, "for making the world better and helping my state. God bless you."
I have a few questions for readers.
1.) Will this solar facility put Florida on a green track? Florida Power & Light has contributed vast sums of money to both political parties. How much of this is just good ole boy business.
2.) How will Crist's appearance at CGI play with the conservative base? The social conservative blog Peer Review has been going batty over the Governor's green policies.
Lindsay Beyerstein has photos here, here and here of Crist at CGI.