Tampa Electric Apollo Beach Big Bend Power Station CO2

Florida Cabinet approves Tampa Electric’s power plant changes despite objections from environmentalists

Tampa Electric got final approval for major changes to its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach; on Thursday morning the Florida Cabinet voted 3-1 in favor of TECO’s plan that includes reducing the amount of coal used to generate electricity and increasing the burning of methane gas. Holland & Knight attorney Larry Curtin represented… Read more »

TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Food & Water Watch report warns against TECO’s Big Bend conversion to gas

Food & Water Watch released a report Wednesday called “The Fracking Endgame,” which criticizes natural gas exploration and blames it for pollution, making the climate crisis worse and increasing the abundance of plastics. Brooke Errett, an organizer with Food & Water Watch, says the report should make Tampa Electric Company reconsider converting part of its… Read more »

Radioactivity guest says hurricane recovery would be better in Puerto Rico if it were a state and had voting representation in Congress

Listen Here (Select Tuesday, May 28th in the dropdown menu): Radioactivity: Interviews & Live Call-In Intro: Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Later in the program we’ll talk about the latest on efforts to privatize some Florida beaches. But first- We’ll discuss Puerto Rico’s recovery from the hurricane. WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked… Read more »

Home Energy Conservation on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program we started out talking with the marketing staff for a net zero energy Smart Home community in Manatee County. They only have one model home open, which has solar power and is LEED Platinum Certified. The community plan includes common areas and an electric ferry; but apparently is going to… Read more »