TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is rolling with plans for the 2012 Florida Energy Summit.
The summit will be held late this summer, August 15 through 17, in Orlando.
That's according to a release from Putnam's office.
Putnam said the goal will be to build on the discussions from last year's summit and provide thoughtful direction about Florida's energy potential.
During the 2012 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed the state's first energy policy in four years.
Florida's energy bill reinstates tax credits for investments in renewable energy technologies and production; reduces burdens on businesses by repealing outdated and counterproductive regulations; evaluates energy resources proposed, produced or purchased in Florida and how it will impact present and future capacity; and the new energy law promotes energy efficiency.
The 2012 Florida Energy Summit will bring together bright minds from across the state of Florida to explore how Florida can secure a stable, reliable and diverse supply of energy.
New to the summit this year is a partnership with Florida's university system to spotlight innovative research efforts throughout the state.
The Florida Energy Systems Consortium will reveal the latest emerging technologies, which will have an impact on future energy production.
Speakers will discuss the short-term and long-term outlook of Florida's energy industry and how the state's supply and demand of electrical fuels and technologies that have changed dramatically over the past decade.