Critics of Floridas Amendment 1, a utilities-backed initiative designed to codify their monopoly status in the states constitution, fired back after a recording leaked Tuesday of a consultant bragging about the political jiu-jitsu the utilities used to outflank solar advocates.
The recording, made at the State Energy/Environment Leadership Summit in Nashville earlier this month, captured Sal Nuzzo, a vice president at the James Madison Institute, a free-market think tank in Tallahassee, Fla., talking about how his firm aided the utilities in creating Amendment 1 to stifle pro-solar growth in the state.
On the audio, released to the Miami Herald on Tuesday, Nuzzo described Amendment 1 as an incredibly savvy maneuver that would completely negate anything they (pro-solar interests) would try to do either legislatively or constitutionally down the road.
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