As the nation’s third largest consumer of energy, it is imperative that Florida’s energy policy creates an environment that fosters the development of affordable, clean energy sources to meet our state’s long term needs.
The energy sector has experienced unprecedented change within the past 10 years. This year’s summit will examine the changing energy sector and how Florida can prepare to take advantage of future economic opportunities.
The summit agenda features panel discussions on how Florida’s changing demographics are affecting energy usage and aging infrastructure for electricity, natural gas supplies and transportation fuel delivery facilities.
Other panel discussions will focus on the economic impact of increased energy production, how businesses can cut costs by increasing energy efficiency and the influence of energy on the housing market.
I hope you'll join us Oct. 14-15 in Orlando for the 2013 Florida Energy Summit.
Adam H. Putnam
Commissioner of Agriculture