I’m so sick of political doublespeak in Washington and Tallahassee. It’s time that we the people get serious about holding our elected representatives accountable. Here is one that needs our attention: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam.
Adam is a bright and very ambitious young man who wants to be Florida’s Governor one day. He was a rising star in Congress and then came back to Florida to run for statewide office as the Agriculture Commissioner. He brought the orphaned Florida State Energy office under the Department of Agriculture, because newly elected Governor Rick Scott had no interest in energy issues (and still doesn’t). Adam’s good intentions to try to advance real energy policy in Florida were quickly dashed by the big utilities’ influence, which now controls his energy agenda. In fact his Chief of Staff worked for Progress Energy and his General Council is married to a Florida Power and Light lobbyist. Sadly, in order to justify the lack of leadership on his watch, he claims there is “no appetite” for renewables in Florida.