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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 15:34

Solar Power Cuts Costs At SW Florida Schools

October 8 -- Estero High School flipped the switch Friday on a program that will bring the sun into classrooms as a teaching aid. The Lee County school is among 21 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties using solar power to reduce energy costs and provide a learning opportunity as part of Florida Power & Light's Solar for Schools initiative. >>View Article

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:21

New Hope For Solar In Florida

September 3 -- Sometimes good ideas survive even when shortsighted leaders ignore them. News that a small cadre of solar power firms is figuring out ways to gain a foothold in Florida's energy market despite the political hostility is good for consumers, the environment and the state's future. It also should provide additional evidence for more thoughtful lawmakers to persuade Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders to focus on the future of renewable energy. >>View Article

August 19 -- The Sunshine State has long been a solar energy laggard, trailing such gray-sky locales as Massachusetts and New Jersey. That might be about to change. >>View Article

July 15 -- The first thing I learned about tar sands was that they have one of the lowest EROIs — what's known in the industry as an Energy Return on Investment — of all the fossil fuels on earth. Tapping Canada's tar sands is scraping the bottom of the barrel. >>View Article

July 8 -- The plan to cut carbon emissions that President Barack Obama laid out exposes again how badly Florida is positioned to capitalize on the global drive toward clean energy. Obama's proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has as much potential to create new jobs and rebuild communities as it does to reduce global warming. Yet Florida will be left out unless the state creates a cohesive energy policy and Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature begin to show forward-looking leadership. >>View Article

Monday, 11 March 2013 14:30

Florida Ranks Third In Clean Energy Jobs

March 11 -- Florida ranked third in 2012 in clean energy jobs, with more than 8,600 jobs created through more than 500 projects, according to a new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs. >>View Article

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