Florida lawmakers seek offshore wind ban


March 8, 2024

Lawmakers in US state Florida have approved legislation that would ban the installation of offshore wind turbines in its waters.

The Florida House of Representatives yesterday backed the offshore wind ban in a broader package of changes to state energy laws. The package passed through the state’s Senate on Wednesday, and also seeks to water down Florida’s commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The package still requires support from Governor Ron DeSantis, but has broad support within the Republican Party that he represents.

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