News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Digital Briefing: Local Leaders Rise Up to Fill Climate Action Void

Despite the lack of Federal and State action on climate, cities and counties are investing in clean energy solutions to protect their communities 

Local leaders are taking action to protect our climate, and not just in so-called "blue states." For Environment America’s second event at September's Global Climate Action Summit in California, we hosted state, business and local...

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Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

News Release | Environment Florida

Floridians Urge Tallahassee Lawmakers to Ban Fracking, Fund Land Conservation

Today, hundreds of Floridians from the Panhandle to the Keys gathered together in the state capitol to urge elected officials to support a fracking ban, fund land conservation, commit to renewable energy and protect Florida’s waters.

News Release | Environment Florida

17 Florida Mayors Join National Call to Embrace Solar and Support Strong Policies

Saint Petersburg, FL-- 17 Florida mayors are among 70 U.S. mayors nationwide calling for solar energy to power their communities. A statement released today by Environment America includes Florida mayors from cities ranging from Naples, Fla. to Pinellas Park, Fla. who agree on the need to tap into clean energy from the sun.

News Release | Environment Florida

FL CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FAILS TO STAND UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FAMILIES’ HEALTH ON MORE THAN 50% of VOTES

Today, Environment Florida released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Florida congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections. Absences count against a member's score.

News Release | Environment Florida

Senate Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environmental Future

Today, the U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintains billion in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers while stifling the growing renewable energy sector. Environment Florida issued the following statement in response.

News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida calls on Jacksonville utility to reinstate solar program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Environment Florida called on the board of the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) to reinstate its key rooftop solar program today, known as net metering. The utility abruptly slashed the program last month while adopting plans to further invest in large scale solar projects.

Report | Environment Florida

Less Shelter from the Storm

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment Florida warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm-related impacts. The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites.

News Release | Environment Florida

City of Orlando Passes 100% Clean Energy Resolution

The Orlando City Commission unanimously passed a resolution this week to generate 100 percent of the electricity consumed within the city from clean, renewable sources by 2050.

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