News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida Endorses Gwen Graham for Congress

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Environment Florida, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of Gwen Graham for Congress in Florida’s 2nd district.

News Release | Environment Florida

New report: Florida coal plants 2nd in country

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Florida’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Chile. 

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida lags behind leading solar states

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Florida lags behind other leading solar states in solar power per capita, according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and its national federation.  The report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, shows strong solar growth across the nation and ranks the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013. While solar in Florida grew from186 megawatts in 2012 to 213 megawatts in 2013 – a 7 percent increase, it lags substantially behind other states, ranking 19th in the nation for the amount of solar per capita in 2013.  Nationwide, solar capacity tripled in the last two years to more than 12,000 megawatts. 

News Release | Environment Florida

Big Milestones in the Fight to Keep Dirty Drilling Out of Florida

TAMPA, Fla. - The campaign to keep Big Cypress and the Everglades safe from drilling and acid fracking saw two important milestones.

News Release | Environment Florida

New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk, Need for Action

TAMPA, Fla. - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change officially released its latest report on global warming yesterday. The report adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed – and without it, risk to future generations will only continue to grow.