solar

Two competing solar amendments could be on Florida’s 2016 ballot

Update on 22 October 2015: Today the Florida Supreme Court approved the ballot summary for the Floridians for Solar Choice proposed amendment. According to AP, “the group still needs about 500,000 of the 683,149 voter signatures to make the ballot. The deadline to collect them is Feb. 1.” There might be two solar power amendments… Read more »

Old CSX freight lines could become new commuter rail system for Tampa Bay

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we are joined by David Schlissel, a director of the Cleveland-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, about Lakeland Electric’s 364-megawatt coal-burning generator, McIntosh Unit 3, which is jointly owned with Orlando Utilities Commission. The IEEFA recently conducted a study that found that the financial and environmental costs… Read more »

Sea-level rise causing Pinellas to look at infrastructure

A University of Miami geologist is calling the problem of sea-level rise irreversible because 93 percent of excess heat from global warming is in the oceans; at St. Petersburg College in Seminole Friday, Harold Wanless warned that barrier islands, like those lining the coast of Pinellas County, may start to be abandoned in as soon… Read more »

From a Woman’s Point of View Discusses Shell’s withdrawal from Arctic 10/1

Sometimes the people win…….. Who would have thought that all the kayakers, activists rappelling from the bridge and the thousands of other protesting Shell and its efforts to drill in the arctic would have proved successful?  SHELL WITHDREW!  …too much trouble and not enough profit.  Though I think lack of profitability might have been the… Read more »

Jennifer Rubiello

Should fracking be banned in Florida?

On MidPoint we looked at hydraulic fracturing in Florida and citizens’ efforts to stop it; joining us on the phone from southwest Florida was Dr. Karen Dwyer, co-founder of the Stonecrab Alliance, an environmental advocacy group. Our in-studio guest was Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida. Tuesday in Naples the Board of Collier County Commissioners is meeting and one… Read more »

Everything You Wanted to Know About Owning an Electric Car

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we listen to the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This Episode’s panel ( Tampa Tribune Columnist Joe Brown, ABC action news Reporter Brendan McLaughlin, Political Consultant April Schiff, Democratic strategist Barry Edwards) tackles the biggest stories in Florida politics,… Read more »

CO2

Florida scientists warn about ocean acidification

There are at least three major ways that skyrocketing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are affecting the oceans and species, like humans, that depend on them; you probably already know about soaring temperatures and about rising seas, but scientists discussed the third – ocean acidification – at a roundtable panel Wednesday in Sarasota. Higher concentrations… Read more »

Sierra Club Tampa Bay Area Issues

Today on the Sustainable Living Program we spent the hour with a couple of guests from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. We had Tampa Bay’s Executive Group Chairperson, Kent Bailey, and Jim Hibernian, a Sierra Club staff member that’s working on their Beyond Coal Campaign. Sierra is getting ready for the St… Read more »

Home Solar Versus Utilities on the Sustainable Living Show

On today’s Sustainable Living program we talked with three guests about renewable energy (RE) home power systems, ways to save electricity and other issues related to living on less fossil fuel. Our guests were the senior editor for Home Power Magazine, Ian Woofenden; Jim Parrish, a technical support specialist for MidNite Solar, maker of products… Read more »