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 

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.

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.

News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida applauds legislature for enacting voter-backed solar amendment

This week, the Florida legislature voted to implement Amendment 4, a measure over seventy percent of voters approved last fall. The bill, SB90, extends the tax credit on solar equipment for businesses, which is already in place for homeowners. The bill now goes to Governor Rick Scott.

News Release | Environment Florida

Hundreds of Tampa Bay Residents Call on Tampa Bay to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

As the Trump administration considers sweeping budget cuts that would threaten environmental protections nationwide, hundreds of Tampa Bay residents joined elected officials and organizations for the Tampa Bay People’s Climate March to call on Tampa to commit 100% clean, renewable energy.

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