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TECO customers resist rate hikes as their power bills soar

Last night Tampa Electric Company held their annual shareholder and analyst call to discuss changes over the last year, as executives sought to answer questions regarding high electric bills and solutions to public health troubles....
Serenova Pasco County

Sierra Club lawsuit tries to stop Ridge Road extension through Serenova Preserve in Pasco

Pasco County is continuing with a road extension through a nature preserve despite a lawsuit by the Sierra Club; the environmental group is trying to protect the Serenova Preserve from the construction of an extension...
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...

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...
TECO CO2 emissions / climate change

Sierra Club says TECO plant conversion to gas would be “generational betrayal”

Next month the Florida Cabinet will consider granting approval to Tampa Electric Company to convert part of its Apollo Beach electric plant from coal to methane gas. But groups like the Sierra Club, Extinction Rebellion...

Tuesday rally in St. Pete to ask Florida governor to veto rural toll roads bill

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that would study the possibility of toll roads through three parts of rural Florida. But environmental groups like the Sierra Club want Governor Ron DeSantis to veto the bill....
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Public will have its say on Monday on TECO’s proposed gas power plant

Tampa Electric Company wants to convert its coal-fired power plant in Apollo Beach to a plant powered by methane gas instead, at the cost of about a billion dollars. But consumer advocates and environmentalists say...
red tide ray stingray beach Gulfport

Sierra Club criticizes use of clay to stem red tide outbreak

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott’s office announced the state would spend nearly $2.2 million  to expand research into ways to control the massive red tide outbreak along the Gulf Coast of Florida. One experimental treatment...

Clean Air Fair or Poor? on the Sustainable Living Program

On Monday’s Sustainable Living Program our topic was Clean Air and EPC’s upcoming annual Clean Air Fair in Tampa. We had guests from Hillsborough County’s Environmental Protection Commission and the Sierra Club Suncoast Chapter. Cars,...
Serenova Pasco County

Environmentalists cite a new reason feds should reject road through Serenova: $150 million price tag

Environmentalists are hoping to save a wilderness preserve in Pasco County from being bisected by a new road; and now that the county’s budget has come out, supporters of the Serenova preserve say they plan...

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....

Vote delayed on massive Manatee County bay-front development

Manatee County Commissioners have again delayed a vote on a massive coastal development called Aqua by the Bay; the latest special land use meeting began at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasted into the early evening,...

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