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

Endangering marine ecosystems, U.S. government nears authorization of seismic blasting in Atlantic

Seismic testing for oil and gas drilling off of the United States’ Atlantic coast is just one step away after the Trump administration passed another hurdle to that process today.

News Release | Environment Florida

Trump administration climate report predicts climate change’s impact on Florida is getting worse

The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that Florida will face increasingly dire consequences if action isn’t taken to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

News Release | Environment Florida

Over 100 Florida local elected officials sign on in support of statewide fracking ban

St. Petersburg, FL —  To date, more than 100 local elected officials from across Florida have signed onto a letter calling on the State Legislature to pass a statewide ban on fracking in the upcoming session.

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Trump administration’s ‘Dirty Power Plan’ will increase air pollution and climate risk in Florida

Tampa, FL -- Today, the Trump administration announced its Dirty Power Plan, which will increase air pollution and severe climate impacts across the nation, threatening the health of millions of Americans. The citizens of Florida and all Americans deserve better.

News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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.

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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