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Fla. energy panel considers conservation proposal

The Associated Press

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission is set to make a recommendation on conservation and efficiency goals for the state’s major electric utilities.

The panel, created by Gov. Charlie Crist and state lawmakers last year, is holding an emergency meeting Thursday. That’s just one day ahead of its deadline for sending a recommendation to the Public Service Commission.

Environmentalists are at odds with the state’s privately owned power companies over how high to set the 10-year goals that are revised every five years. Two environmental groups have proposed five to 10 times more conservation and efficiency savings than the utilities want.

The Public Service Commission will make a decision later this year.