Executive Orders & Partnership Agreements
On July 13, 2007, Governor Charlie Crist signed three Executive Orders initiating Florida's energy policy. The Governor also signed partnership agreements with Germany and the United Kingdom outlining an agreement that focuses on climate policies and mutual economic benefits.
The Executive Orders demonstrate a commitment to reducing Florida's greenhouse gases and increasing energy efficiency. As a result, Florida will pursue renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy, as well as alternative energy such as ethanol and hydrogen.
Governor Crist signed Executive Order 07-126, titled "Leadership by Example: Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Florida State Government"; Executive Order 07-127, "Immediate Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions within Florida"; and Executive Order 07-128, "Florida Governor's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change."
Governor Crist also signed two partnerships agreements, "Partnership on Global Climate Change, Action between the United Kingdom and the State of Florida," and "Partnership on Global Climate Change, Action with the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Florida."