Gov. Charlie Crist, R.-Fla., has signed three executive orders initiating Florida's energy policy – as well as partnership agreements with Germany and the United Kingdom outlining an agreement that focuses on climate policies.
The executive orders include Executive Order 07-126, titled ‘Leadership by Example: Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Florida State Government’; Executive Order 07-127, ‘Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Florida’; and Executive Order 07-128, ‘Florida Governor's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change.’
According to the governor's office, under this legislation, Florida will pursue renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy, along with alternative energy such as ethanol and hydrogen.
The signing ceremony concluded the Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change recently held in Miami.