ReThink has built partnerships with groups across Florida committed to climate action. Read about a few of them below.
Rethink Energy Florida participates in Floridians Against Dirty Energy (FADE) , a state-wide coalition of organizations that seeks to dismantle the infrastructure in Florida that supports or uses coal, oil, and fracked gas in favor of clean renewable energy.
Miami Climate Alliance
The Miami Climate Alliance advances people-centered solutions to the climate crisis through local grassroots organizing, communicating urgency of action, and providing member organizations with resources and opportunities.
Tally 100% Together
Tally100 is a group of organizations and businesses working together towards making the city of Tallahassee and Leon County 100% renewable. We desire an equitable community-wide transition from fossil fuels that has an inclusive public engagement process.
City & Town Residents
Rethink Energy Florida is currently working with residents in Port St. Joe against a proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Facility near the Gulf of Mexico. A Miami liquified natural gas company called Nopetro plans to develop the 60-acre plot, which is owned by the local utility company. Liquified natural gas facilities do not receive adequate oversight from the state or federal government despite liquified natural gas’s explosive composition.
Liquified Natural Gas facilities process methane, a greenhouse gas three times more powerful at trapping heat than carbon dioxide in its first 20 years. The term ‘liquified natural gas’ refers to the transformation of natural gas, primarily methane, into a liquid form. In its liquid state, methane is explosive posing risks for nearby communities if transportation goes wrong.
LNG facilities also contaminate the surrounding water, a problem for the already damaged Gulf of Mexico ecosystem recovering from years of pollution and destructive hurricanes, such as Category 5 Hurricane Michael in 2018.
During the 2022 Florida Legislative session, Rethink Energy Florida and other environmental organizations in Florida successfully defeated SB 1024 and HB 741, which aimed to dismantle the popular Net Metering policy in Florida. Net metering encourages renewable energy use by paying solar customers for the excess energy produced by their solar panels. A rooftop solar customer generates energy to power their home or business and any extra solar energy that they are not using goes back to the electric grid. The customer receives a credit for the energy they produce and contribute back to the grid. This credit can be used towards their electric bill, making power more affordable year-round.
SB 1024 and HB 741 would have changed the compensation given to rooftop solar utility customers from a fair market rate to a wholesale rate, even though rooftop solar customers do not produce the same amount of energy as wholesale providers. Thus, these policy would have unfairly reduced compensation to solar customers who have made an investment that benefits both their homes and their community.