Dr. Stephen Smith is back to discuss the second amendment that Floridians will vote on solar this year, but unlike Amendment 4, Amendment 1 is bad news for consumers. Find out why as we discuss #NoOn1. More information available at VoteNoOn1.org.


Dr. Stephen A. Smith has 30 years of experience effecting change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its executive director. He currently serves on the board of the Floridians for Solar Choice. As a board member, Dr. Smith helped lead Floridians 4 Lower Energy Costs to successfully pass a statewide solar initiative, Amendment 4, in August 2016. Dr. Smith currently serves on the U. S. Climate Action Network board of directors and previously served as board chair.

Dr. Smith holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Dr. Smith is a father and a grandfather. In 2009, he and his family commissioned a 7.1 kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system on their Knoxville home; the previous October they installed a solar thermal system. By coupling these solar technologies with additional energy efficiency investments, the Smiths strive to live in a "net-zero energy home."