News Release | Environment Florida

Pinellas County likely to be first in Tampa Bay to ban fracking

The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners will cast the final vote, following public comment, for a countywide ordinance banning fracking. If the ordinance passes, Pinellas County will join 10 other Florida counties in passing legally binding ordinances banning fracking.

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Pinellas County Commissioners unanimously pass a ban on fracking

In a win for the environment and public health, Pinellas County became the 11th county in Florida to ban fracking. 

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Pinellas sets the stage for a countywide fracking ban

The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners voted today to move forward with a public hearing for the county's ordinance banning fracking. 

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Jacksonville among nation’s solar leaders but status at risk

Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report, but advocates warn the city’s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering. Jacksonville’s ranking, the highest in Florida and Southeast U.S., is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1-7 MW farms and gardens. 

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Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores

Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on “big box” retailers, grocery stores, and shopping centers.

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Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs

 The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 6,560 in Florida. The national solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more.

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