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The Florida DEP is fighting new federal rules to limit climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection lashed out at a federal proposal aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.
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Does Tampa Bay need a West Coast Climate Compact?

The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea level; that’s why the Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean...
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Why are Florida’s big utilities companies backing amendment 1 for solar energy choice?

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Thursday we look at Amendment 1, also known as “Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice”, that is being back by 4 large for-profit utility companies: Florida Power and Light, Duke...
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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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Florida solar backers seek ballot despite signatures dispute

The leaders of a solar power ballot initiative are vowing to charge ahead with trying to get on Florida’s 2016 ballot, despite a financial dispute with a company hired to recruit signature gatherers. In a conference...
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St. Petersburg will stop buying fossil fuel bonds

St. Petersburg will stop investing in fossil fuel bonds because of the contribution of oil companies to climate disruption — Mayor Rick Kriseman made the announcement on Facebook Thursday — but a City Council member...
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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...

Bi-partisan efforts lead 2016 ballot initiative to expand solar power choice in Florida.

Bi-partisan efforts leads 2016 ballot initiative to expand solar power choice in Florida.

Florida’s giant private utility companies push to cut back on their energy conservation programs

There’s a big debate this week in Tallahassee about whether the giant private utility companies will be allowed to cut back on their energy conservation programs.

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