Monopoly Utilities Orchestrate Solar Opposition Before Sunshine State Supreme Court

Florida’s utilities, led by Florida Power & Light, are orchestrating a well-coordinated attack on solar power in the Sunshine State. By cashing in on political connections and donations, monopoly utilities have recruited Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, as the headliner in this dubious and misleading act before the Supreme Court. Merriam-Webster defines a hypocrite as “a [...]

An Earth Day Action That Matters

It is of enormous significance that President Barack Obama is coming to Florida for Earth Day. He can go anywhere in the county, or world, and yet he chooses to come here and underscore the biggest challenge facing the US and the world. On Wednesday, he will visit a Florida icon – the proverbial ‘canary [...]

FL Senate Measure Seeks to Eliminate Onerous Taxes on the Sun

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes just took a big step toward removing a major roadblock to more solar development in the Sunshine State.  He filed a measure that would end burdensome taxes on solar power. The resolution to amend the state constitution would exempt renewable energy devices from the state’s tangible personal property tax. The [...]

Arctic Ice is Melting

This post is part three of our climate change blog series, Clean Energy Girl Goes to Norway. Click here to find part one and part two. Before continuing with a further recap of the meetings we’ve been having in Norway, I wanted to pause and give you some background to explain why we have all [...]

Climate Change Arctic Program Discussion in Norway

This post is part two of our climate change blog series, Clean Energy Girl Goes to Norway. You can read part one here. Greetings from Norway! As I mentioned earlier, I’ve joined other concerned citizens from across the world to help plan an expedition to the Arctic, in our attempt to better understand how we [...]

Clean Energy Girl heads to Norway to plan Arctic expedition…..

This post is part one of our climate change blog series, Clean Energy Girl Goes to Norway. You can read part two here. Clean Energy Girl is embarking on an adventure!! In a continuing pursuit to educate the public and policymakers about the need for immediate action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are [...]

SACE urges regulators not to dial back energy-savings goals in Florida

This coverage and Susan Glickman’s opinion-editorial ran in the Orlando Sentinel on July 25, 2014 and can be viewed in its entirety here. Front Burner: Dial back energy-savings goals?  Sparks flew in Tallahassee this week as representatives of electric utilities and conservation advocates faced off over the future of the state’s energy-savings requirements for power companies. Utilities [...]

Dirty energy takes toll on public health

This post was originally printed in the Orlando Sentinel on May 16 and can be viewed here. Last week, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the congressionally-mandated National Climate Assessment. The report, a three-year effort by over 300 experts, came to a stark conclusion — climate change “is already affecting the American people in [...]

Let’s address needed changes in energy policy

This article, written by SACE Florida Director Susan Glickman, was originally published here on The Clean Energy Congress convenes today in Florida’s Historic Old Capitol. Sixty-seven delegates — symbolic of the state’s 67 counties — will take their places in the storied desks of the Old House Chamber. These energy stakeholders have traveled to [...]