Articles in Category: 'renewable energy'

By: Susan Glickman | Posted: August 22, 2012 3:55 AM
The energy challenges of the 21st century demand new ways of doing things -- namely, moving from the old paradigm of “selling energy” to one where we “meet energy needs” with less costly and less risky resource choices.
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By: Michael Dobson | Posted: August 18, 2012 8:00 PM

In the Sunshine State, where we lag behind most other states in renewable energy industry job creation, we still do not have a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy like the 30-plus states creating new jobs. 

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By: Mark R. Mohler | Posted: June 22, 2011 3:55 AM
So much of Florida’s notoriety in recent years is limited to two negative events: a historic crash in real estate values and a massive offshore oil spill.
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM

For years, proponents of renewable energy have lobbied for mandates to jump-start Florida's renewable market, but one investor-owned utility (IOU) sees a solar future, voluntarily.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 11, 2011 3:55 AM
A trail-blazing plant that will produce advanced biofuels and generate electricity broke ground in Indian River County this week.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 11, 2010 4:05 PM
Floridians are willing to pay slightly more for utilities if more of that power comes from renewable sources, a TaxWatch-sponsored poll says.
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: October 14, 2010 4:05 AM


In the struggle to develop and implement sustainable energy systems in Florida, Babcock Ranch might appear to some to be a shining hope. But buried below glossy images and well-produced concept videos, you'll find underdeveloped science and political hesitation that may prevent the project from living up to it's high expectations.
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 28, 2010 12:10 AM
The pursuit of a wood-burning biomass power plant that could generate 100 megawatts of electricity for Gainesville overcame a major hurdle Thursday.

After a lengthy debate, the Florida Public Service Commission approved the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center by a vote of 3-2.

The high-profile project is a step forward in supporting renewable energy development in the state, the commission decided in its need-determination hearing, despite uncertainty about its impact on rate payers.
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 1, 2010 8:49 PM

A controversial push by Florida utilities to raise consumer rates to recoup the cost of renewable energy projects suddenly lost power in the final hours of the 2010 Legislature.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: April 28, 2010 12:08 AM

The Legislature moved closer Tuesday to giving Florida’s largest investor-owned utilities the power to raise rates as they gain ground in the state’s renewable-energy sector.

Despite fears of imposing a new fee upon Florida taxpayers and putting smaller energy producers at a disadvantage, the House voted 83-34 to give the utilities the power to raise rates to fund renewable-energy projects.

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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 6, 2010 12:22 AM
From the first day of the legislative session, when a looming tax hike for employers was postponed, business arose as a high priority this year as lawmakers endeavored to pull the state out of a still-troubled economy.
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By: Jack Sullivan | Posted: July 21, 2010 11:37 AM

A wealth of opportunity is knocking on Florida’s door. But over the past several legislative sessions, and again this week, our policymakers have not answered the call.

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Florida Minute with Joe Treshler
POSTED: July 20, 2010