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The Scoop: Mon. June 17th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Governor of Maryland pardons more than 100,000 people. Meanwhile, DeSantis comments on Florida's energy.

Florida has begun to repeal its renewable energy goals

Carrying out a controversial law signed last week by Gov. Ron DeSantis, officials have started moving to repeal state renewable-energy goals.
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Florida House passes energy changes, eliminating some greenhouse gas regulations and preventing offshore wind energy

The bill would ban building or operating offshore wind turbines in Florida-controlled waters and on property within one mile of coastlines.
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The Scoop: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The Senate Education Appropriations Committee approved a bill requiring teaching about the history of communism in Florida's public schools.
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Speaker Paul Renner’s focus for the Florida Legislature in 2024? Energy and social media

In the 2024 legislative session, the House will support energy companies and place limits on children's access to social media sites.

WaveMakers: Changing Climates with Rep. Kathy Castor

As the world continues to see climate change become a pressing (though controversial) issue, the U.S. has seen Tampa’s own House Representative Kathy Castor take charge in leading the fight. Castor chairs the House Select...
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Update: Pinellas County Commission supports 100% renewable energy future

The Pinellas County Commission will vote this month on whether to set a zero-emission target through a transition to renewable energy.
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Pinellas County Commission will consider 100% renewable energy future

The Pinellas County Commission will vote this month on whether to set a zero-emission target through a transition to renewable energy.

Safety Harbor will vote on transitioning to 100% renewable energy

Update (18 June) – The city voted 5-0 to support the Ready for 100 initiative. The Pinellas County city of Safety Harbor will vote Monday on transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The discussion and...

Climate Change, Renewable Energy, & Plans for Action on the Sustainable Living Show

On Monday’s Sustainable Living program we talked about climate change, renewable energy, and plans for action. The St Petersburg Area League of Women Voters is hosting an upcoming Sustainability Summit that will be addressing these issues....
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What does St. Pete’s commitment to 100% clean energy really mean?

St. Petersburg recently became the first city in Florida to commit to 100% clean energy; on MidPoint we talk with members of the Suncoast Sierra Club about renewable energy. Emily Gorman and James Scott are co-campaign...

Author Leah Y. Parks says America can be completely fueled by renewable energy by 2050

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we were joined by Leah Y. Parks, who along with  S. David Freeman authored the new book All Electric America: A Climate Solution and the Hopeful Future, which posits that cheaper and...

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