My colleague Gwen Rose has spent a large part of the last two years working — with a coalition of allies — on a solar program for Florida. One would think solar in the sunshine state would be an easy sell, but it’s been a rather tough slog.

Which is why we are pleased to report some good news. On Friday night, the Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously to support a 20% by 2020 renewable portfolio standard.

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We anticipate the program would establish about $300 million a year for solar. That’s a big deal.

The fight now moves to the legislature, but for the moment, congrats to the many people who worked long and hard to put the sun in the sunshine state.

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