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File #: 21-334   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Commission
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2021-105 urging the Florida Public Service Commission to expand the scope of its current rulemaking regarding the setting of energy conservation goals for utilities under the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act and to replace two of the evaluation methods currently in use. (Sponsored by Commissioner Nan H. Rich)
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - FEECA Rulemaking Resolution -final, 2. Additional Material - Information, 3. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Leonard Vialpando
Department: Environmental Protection Division: Environmental Planning & Comm. Resilience

Information
Requested Action
title
MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2021-105 urging the Florida Public Service Commission to expand the scope of its current rulemaking regarding the setting of energy conservation goals for utilities under the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act and to replace two of the evaluation methods currently in use.
(Sponsored by Commissioner Nan H. Rich)

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Why Action is Necessary
Action of the Board of County Commissioners is required to adopt Resolutions.

What Action Accomplishes
The Resolution conveys the position of the Broward County Commission to the Florida Public Service Commission.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken
None.

Summary Explanation/Background
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.

This item supports the County Commission's Value: Encouraging investments in renewable energy, sustainable practices and environmental protection; and the Goal to: Seek funding for, implement policies, and pursue projects promoting the use of alternative energies and sustainable practices.

Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy use are the most effective ways of maintaining and lowering energy costs. However, in many states, including Florida, utility regulations and cost structures effectively incentivize the construction of new power plants in lieu of investments in energy conservation to offset growing demands. From a more global perspective, energy conservation is fundamental to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions needed to address climate change. Broward County has committed to increasing its energy efficiency by 20% and proactively reducing GHG emissions by 82% through diverse...

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