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Bill would give Florida homeowners tax break on renewable energy

January 31, 2012 01:30PM

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The Florida Senate has moved forward on a bill that would give $16 million in tax incentives for homeowners and businesses who invest in renewable energy, the Miami Herald reported. The bill, which would cover all kinds of green energy, from biofuels to wind farms, would give individual homeowners tax credits and tax breaks if they went green. The bill, which is spearheaded by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, will be voted on in the Communications, Energy and Utilities Committee next week. Florida has seen a spike in green energy use, from a totally energy-independent home under construction in Miami Beach to FPL subsidies for solar panels. [Miami Herald]