Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy wants federal legislation listen02/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday | Listen to this entire show:
Members of the business community in Florida recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to push for climate legislation, including a cap on carbon pollution and a market to trade emissions. They have joined with other businesses across the state to form the Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy.
Susan Glickman with Natural Resources Defense Council says their goal is to lobby Florida’s U.S. Senators to support climate and energy legislation.
According to the president of Cambean Hospitality hotels, Brian Scheinblum, the urgency of passing climate legislation is especially profound in Florida.
Mark Milligan, the president of the forestry services company LandMark Systems, says his clients would be helped by getting certainty in the carbon market.
Santiago Cueto is the founder of the Cueto Law Group in south Florida. He says carbon credits represent a $150 billion market worldwide. Cueto thinks his firm is the first business to accept payments in carbon credits.
The House passed energy legislation last year, but it is stalled in the Senate.