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Editorial: Florida lags in race for clean energy

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

American renewable energy Is powering the American energy transformation

July 8 -- More so than any other time in history, Americans are focusing their attention on energy issues. From the president’s recent call to action on climate change to the possibility of finally attaining energy independence by the end of the decade, America appears to be entering a new golden age of energy development - great news for our energy security and economy. But for some policymakers on Capitol Hill, there is a need for a much better understanding that renewable energy is a significant and rapidly growing catalyst driving the American energy transformation. >>View Article

Volt, Leaf, Fit EVs report strong sales month

July 3 -- Electric vehicles had their strongest month in June this year as major automakers cut prices and added hefty incentives to boost sales. General Motors Co. — after a series of disappointing sales months for its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt — reported sales jumped by 53 percent to 2,698 in June, up over the 1,760 in June 2012 after it offered incentives worth as much as $5,000 off 2012 models and $4,000 off 2013 models. For the first half of 2013, sales are up 11.8 percent. >>View Article

Biofuels Could Account For 1% Of All Commercial Jet Fuel By 2015, Says Boeing

July 3 -- Electric vehicles had their strongest month in June this year as major automakers cut prices and added hefty incentives to boost sales. General Motors Co. — after a series of disappointing sales months for its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt — reported sales jumped by 53 percent to 2,698 in June, up over the 1,760 in June 2012 after it offered incentives worth as much as $5,000 off 2012 models and $4,000 off 2013 models. For the first half of 2013, sales are up 11.8 percent.  >>View Article

Solar Offers Hope in Fight Against Climate Change

July 3 -- As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember the men and women who have made freedom possible. But let's not forget: Freedom also carries a responsibility. It's simply not enough to remember those who have come before us and offer them thanks. We must also remember those who will follow us and offer them hope. >>View Article

MGM plans solar project on Mandalay Bay roof

Jul;y 3 -- MGM Resorts International has announced plans to turn a Mandalay Bay rooftop into the city’s newest hot spot, but don’t expect any bottle service. By next year, the gaming giant hopes to flip the switch on a 6.2 megawatt solar array covering all 20 acres of roof above Mandalay Bay’s convention center. >>View Article

Plug-in cars welcome at NASCAR… headquarters

July 2 -- You're not likely to see one on pit row at Daytona International Speedway anytime soon, but electric-car charging stations are now available outside NASCAR headquarters in Daytona Beach.The stock-car racing association has installed 20 Level 2 EV charging stations outside its headquarters and offices in Charlotte and Concord, N.C., as part of a new agreement with Eaton Corp. >>View Article

Maine is an energy industry powerhouse

July 2 -- Henry Ford once said that you can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. This is our state’s challenge as our neighbors threaten to surge ahead of us in saving energy dollars, fighting pollution and attracting the innovative cleantech industries, jobs and investments of the future. In contrast, we were in danger of stalling, sending precisely the wrong signal to investors at the worst possible time. >>View Article

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