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Duke Energy subject of solar petition drive in St. Pete listen

04/02/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: environment, solar, Duke Energy, coal, Sierra Club

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About 100 environmental activists are asking Duke Energy to start investing in solar energy instead of continuing to rely on the coal-fired Crystal River plant. The group claims to have delivered more than 5,000 petitions to Duke Energy

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Activists will rally for clean energy at Duke in St. Pete listen

02/26/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: clean energy, environment, nuclear, coal, solar, Duke Energy, Progress Energy

Activists from around the Tampa Bay area will rally at the Duke Energy headquarters in downtown St. Pete this weekend to demand clean energy. It

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More than 20 groups join forces in quest for clean energy listen

11/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: clean energy, solar, coal, nuclear, Duke Energy, Sierra Club

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More than 20 groups have joined forces to encourage Duke Energy to invest in renewable energy sources like solar instead of dirty coal. During a kick off rally Wednesday in downtown St. Pete across from Duke

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Solar hot water

03/18/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our guests were all involved with companies that sell and install solar energy and hot water systems in the Tampa Bay Area.

Rick Gilbert, the vice president of Solar Source located in Largo, started the show then brought on their Director of Residential Solar Sales, Richard Smith. Also, Rich Glueck a long time friend of the Sustainable Living program joined us to talk about, as he calls it, “the best kept secret of the sunshine state”, Ho...

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March is Bike Month

02/18/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today's program with Arnie Gunderson, a nuclear engineer with the nonprofit group Fairewinds, who gave us a little more information about Crystal River and what's next. Arnie talked about what happened that finally shut down the Crystal River Nuclear Power plant and our future options. He felt that solar electric was a good option, but that solar thermal to heat water was a quicker return on investment. Solar thermal central power plants and wind power on our coast lines, connected...

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Energy, Electric Rates, the Environment and Solar Power

01/28/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Interview with safe energy activist Susan Glickman, director of the Florida Clean Technology Business Council. FMI http://www.cleanenergy.org

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First zero net energy office opens in St. Pete; home to Florida Sierra Club listen

12/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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St. Petersburg officials and environmentalists celebrated the opening of the city’s first commercial building that will make more energy than it uses today. The net zero energy office on Central Avenue near downtown is now home to the Sierra Club’s Florida headquarters. Bob Harrington, the residential director of sales for the company that provided some of the building’s technology, Bosch, said the use of photovoltaic solar panels could actually earn money.

“Every community throughout th...

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Home solar electric systems

06/25/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking about home solar electric systems. Our first guest, Paul Spencer, is the founder of The Clean Energy Collective located in Colorado. Paul’s business is setting up community solar power and other forms of renewable energy systems (wind, hydro, etc) that you can buy into for the long term, off-setting part or all of your power consumption to renewable. You can visit his website to find out more ...

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St. Pete's going green with solar water heaters listen

05/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg officials are celebrating the completion of a federally funded energy efficiency program. A new solar water heater on the roof of the city’s Coliseum and twenty others will save the city more than $22,000 a year. But U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said saving money isn’t the program’s only benefit.

“Created jobs by putting solar panels on the Coliseum and many city of St. Petersburg facilities like City Hall. It updated the air conditioning systems at community centers...

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Tampa Electric offers customers rebate for installing new solar arrays listen

10/04/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This week Tampa Electric began offering registration to customers for their new solar array rebate program. Their second annual $1 million dollar solar rebate will be available for the remainder of this week.

This past spring Tampa Electric launched their new rebate program for solar arrays and the company is now offering $1 million dollars in solar rebates for customers. Sherie Jacobs, spokesperson for Tampa Electric says Tampa Electric wants to increase solar energy in the community. ...

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