Florida Attorney General candidate George Sheldon on Tuesday urged state regulators to reject proposals by Florida power companies to slash their energy conservation goals.
Sheldon, a Democratic candidate and former deputy attorney general, said as the state's top lawyer he would intervene on behalf of consumers in utility cases such as the conservation issue, which the Public Service Commission is considering this week.
"This Public Service Commission has been doling out increases to these utilities for years," Sheldon said in Tallahassee. "It is incredible that this state could have a power-generation policy for the future that does not involve a major effort at energy conservation."
Sheldon faces House Minority Leader Perry Thurston in the Democratic primary. The winner faces Republican incumbent Attorney General Pam Bondi in the fall election.