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Renewable Energy On College Campuses

March 11th, 2010 by flanews

College students could soon have the option to raise their own tuition and use the extra cash for renewable energy. State legislation would allow students at public universities to vote for up to a dollar per credit hour tuition increase. If approved, students would then be allowed to choose what kind of renewable energy the money would be used to purchase. Senator Lee Constantine is sponsoring the bill.

Its great for the students because they are getting involved in the process and theyre helping and those extra dollars will go back in to the classroom, its great for the citizens of Florida because we are saving taxpayers dollars, said Constantine

Jomar Floyd, a FAMU student, is helping push the renewable energy legislation.

We can reduce our bills and take those same funds and reinvest, so instead of spending millions of dollars on energy bills, lets cut down on the bills and reinvest in our universities, said Floyd.

If the legislation passes and every public universities votes to raise the full amount then schools could bring in 7.5 million dollars a year for renewable energy.

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