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The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., September 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Progress Village’s solar progress Progress Village, in Eastern Hillsborough County, is claiming the title of the first Black community in Florida to adopt a solar microgrid. A coalition of community leaders met yesterday at Simmon’s-Bowers...

Sustainable Living: Solar United Neighbors

We talked with Heaven Cambell. We talked about the history and background of how she started Solar United Neighbors.
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UPDATE: Bill opposed by the rooftop solar industry and environmentalists vetoed by Florida governor

A bill in the Florida Legislature could have the effect of limiting rooftop solar power; HB 741 is opposed by environmentalists.
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Bill opposed by the rooftop solar industry and environmentalists moves forward in Florida Legislature

A bill in the Florida Legislature could have the effect of limiting rooftop solar power; HB 741 is opposed by environmentalists.
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Duke Energy plans new solar projects including battery storage at St. Pete’s John Hopkins Middle School

Duke Energy released details Tuesday about new solar / battery storage projects in Florida; the plans include battery storage at St. Pete’s John Hopkins Middle School. The energy utility described the project at the school...
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Report: Tampa is 29th among large cities in US for solar

Tampa ranks 29th in the country among large cities for installed solar capacity per capita, according to a new study by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center. Environment Florida’s Climate and Clean Energy Advocate Ryann...
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Solar industry group opposes Florida’s Amendment 1

Leaders of a solar energy trade association are touring Florida this week encouraging people to vote against the ballot question known as Amendment 1. The Solar Energy Industries Association is a national group with 1,000...
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Florida scientists want to educate Trump on climate

Twenty-six Florida scientists have written a letter to Donald Trump; they want to meet with the Republican presidential nominee to talk about the latest climate science and the threats expected because of a changing climate....
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Florida solar amendment could “completely negate” future solar proposals: tape

A newly unearthed audio tape is giving credence to the idea that the solar amendment on November’s ballot in Florida was designed to mislead voters and would “completely negate” future solar power initiatives. The left-leaning...
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Supporters have range of reasons to like Florida solar amendment

Florida voters are deciding this month whether to add a business tax break for solar power to the state constitution. Wayne Wallace is president of Solar Source, a Largo company that installs solar panels. He...
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New Pinellas co-op for rooftop solar power

Pinellas County residents can now join together to negotiate a discount on rooftop solar power; a new cooperative is forming, called St. Pete Solar Co-op, that will let residents negotiate a group volume discount on...
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Floridians for Solar Choice aiming for 2018, not 2016

It’s been speculated for a while, but Monday for the first time the executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy said for certain the Floridians for Solar Choice question will not be on this...

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