News Release | Environment Florida

New report provides roadmap to carbon-free transportation, DEP calls for EV infrastructure proposals

The transportation sector is the second-largest source of global warming pollution in Florida. A new report from Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describe how Florida can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Destination: Zero Carbon

In the U.S., transportation is climate enemy number one. America’s transportation system produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of our economy and, on its own, is responsible for 4 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – more than the entire economies of France and the United Kingdom combined.

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Ten ways Florida cities can go solar

America’s cities and towns continue to be best-positioned to lead the clean energy revolution. To aid those efforts, Environment Florida Research and Policy Center has released an updated toolkit, Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar, that offers practical ways for localities to take advantage of the millions of rooftops across Florida and adopt more solar energy. 

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Statement: UN report finds that state of our ocean demands action

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is releasing a report called Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) on Wednesday, detailing the scientific consensus on how global warming is impacting our oceans and our cryosphere, the frozen swaths of water surrounding the North and South poles. 

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House votes to protect our oceans from offshore drilling

In a victory for our oceans, the U.S. House of Representatives approved two bills to prevent drilling off the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific and the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. These votes will protect marine ecosystems and coastal communities from the dangers of offshore drilling.

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Newly-signed tollway law threatens our kids’ respiratory health

We can expect Floridians’ health and air quality to get worse in the near future after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Transportation Corridors bill into law today. The bill, (SB 7068), commits billions of tax dollars to build three new tollways.

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Statement on Congress voting for Climate Action Now Act:

he U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act yesterday by a margin of 231 to 190. This climate bill, the first to receive a vote by the body in a decade, would keep the United States in the Paris Agreement by defunding any effort to withdraw and requiring the Trump administration to submit a plan to meet the U.S. commitment to reduce carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 26 percent to 28 percent by 2032.

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Florida’s Climate Challenges and Solutions

Time is running out to solve the climate crisis, and Florida has much to loose, including our health. But local leaders are stepping up to fill the void of federal and state climate action. In honor of Earth Month, several Florida environmental groups released an updated map quantifying local climate action statewide. 

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The Transportation Corridors Bills

The Transportation Corridors bills would commit the state to spending billions of dollars to build three new tollways that would lead to more congestion, more air pollution, and would take money away from more pressing transportation needs, all in the name of rural economic development. But building new roads is not an effective economic development strategy in the 21st Century. Instead of boosting the economy, these roads will destroy communities, encourage sprawl, and increase regional inequities.

This legislation would result in the biggest expansion of the state highway network since the mid-1950s and is a massive step in the wrong direction for Florida.

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Florida Clean Energy for All, a table working to advance clean energy, delivers letter to Governor Ron DeSantis calling for action on clean energy

Environmental leaders from the Florida Clean Energy For All (CEFA) table delivered an open letter today - on Earth Day - to Governor Ron DeSantis encouraging strong action to advance clean energy in the era of climate change.

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