The new leaders of Florida's energy policy were announced Monday by Gov. Charlie Crist, who appointed seven of the nine members to the Florida Energy and Climate Commission. They are Kathy Baughman McLeod of Tallahassee, who is deputy chief of staff to state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink; Nils J. Diaz of St. Pete Beach, a former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Howell L. Ferguson of Tallahassee, chief executive officer of Lykes Bros.; Nicholas C. Gladding, a Sarasota lawyer with Ruden McClosky; Debra S. Harrison of Marathon, Florida director of the World Wildlife Fund; Timothy T. Jackson of Orlando, chief executive officer, Glatting Jackson Kercher & Anglin; and James F. Murley of Miami, director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions. The other two will be appointed by the chief financial officer and the commissioner of agriculture and consumer services. They all have to be confirmed by the state Senate.
Crist appoints 7 to state energy policy team
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