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News Release | Environment America

Eastern Coastal Mayors and Elected Leaders Oppose Offshore Drilling, Urge Greater Protection of Our Oceans

Today, dozens of local elected leaders from up and down the East Coast sent the Trump administration and Congress a letter urging them to protect the Atlantic Ocean  and our coasts from threats including offshore drilling. The Trump Administration recently proposed both opening U.S. coastal waters to drilling and rolling back rules that prevent oil spills.

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News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Report: 36,000 electric cars could be on Jacksonville roads by 2030

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- With an estimated 36,000 electric vehicles (EVs) hitting Jacksonville streets by 2030, a new study by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group notes Jacksonville could need more than 1,200 new charging stations to make sure these new EVs have enough places to park and recharge. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, and Miami about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge. 

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News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Report: Tampa will need 400% more public charging stations by 2030

Tampa, FL – The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Tampa city limits is projected to increase to 15,000 by 2030, according to a new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. But these vehicles won’t have enough places to recharge their batteries unless the city adds 400% more new charging stations in publicly accessible locations. The new report, “Plugging In: Readying America’s Cities for the Arrival of Electric Vehicles,” includes local and state data for Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville about the projected number of electric cars expected on the road in coming years, and how cities can accommodate these new EVs with enough places to park and recharge.

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Report | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Plugging In

The adoption of large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) offers many benefits for cities, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are far cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower emissions of the pollutants that contribute to smog and par- ticulate matter. The number of EVs on America’s streets is at an all-time high. Throughout 2016, sales of plug-in electric vehicles increased nearly 38 percent.

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