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1 Copyright © 2009 Holland & Knight LLP All Rights Reserved by Florida Department of Environmental Protection at Disney’s Colorado Springs Resort Conference Center Presented by Tommy Boroughs July 30, 2009 Annual Power Generation Conference

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4 Renewal and Alternative Energy and the Beginning of the Green Revolution

5 We Live In Interesting Times

6  Utility  Manufacturer  In the Transportation Business  Farmer  Business Owner  Homeowner And We Live in Worrisome Times if You Are A:

7  Anywhere in the United States!  Anywhere in the World! Or, If You Are A Person Living:

8 For the First Time (in the United States), There Would be a Price on Carbon And… This Would Fundamentally Change the Relationship Between Energy and the Consumer

9 And… This Would Mean that Each of Us Would Have to Think Differently About How We Use Energy

10  Energy and Climate Change Legislation: Range of Between 3 to 2 and 2 to 1  Energy Legislation (Either with Climate Change Bill or Separately): 20 to 1 Tommy’s Odds for:

11  Much More Likely Than Not That Man’s Burning of Fossil Fuels is Adding to Global Warming Arguments in Favor of Energy and Climate Legislation:

12  Developing Countries Not Likely To Do Anything Unless United States Does Something

13  Energy Security

14  President Obama Very Much Wants Energy and Climate Changes Legislation (Preferably Before He Goes to Denmark in December for Talks on Kyoto Accord)

15  Need for Certainty by Utilities and the Manufacturing Industry

16  Preference for Congress to Regulate Greenhouse Gasses Than for the EPA

17  Nuclear Power – Some Supporters of Nuclear Power in the Senate will Support an Energy and Climate Change Bill to Get Support They Want for Nuclear Power

18  World Supply of Fossil Fuel is Finite.

19  Economic Development and job, jobs, jobs

20 Energy Legislation, Either at the Federal or the State Level, is Especially Important in Florida

21  Much More Distributed Energy Millions of Local Producers of Renewal Energy –All with Access to Intelligent Utility Networks  Buildings Will Function as Power Plants  Nuclear Reactors Fueled by Thorium POWER GENERATION IN THE FUTURE:

22  Renewal and Alternative Energy and the Beginning of the Green Revolution

23  Each of Us Will Have to Make a Fundamental Life Style Change in the Way We: Think About and How We Use Energy

24 Thank You for Attending. Tommy Boroughs Holland & Knight LLP


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