Crist touts agreement on climate research

Jul 16, 2008

South Florida Sun-Sentinel--July 16, 2008

Gov. Charlie Crist is promising to work with Britain to develop clean energy technology and to prevent climate change.

Crist and British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Kim Howells watched in London on Tuesday as three agreements were signed between British and undisclosed Florida universities to share equipment and research on energy and climate change research.

Howells said Crist’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Florida has made the state a global leader on the issue.

Tuesday’s event came on the third day of Crist’s 10-day trade mission to Britain, France, Spain and Russia. Today, Crist is scheduled to meet with Prince Charles.