Thanks to lots of hard work by solar supporters across the state of Florida, legislation to implement Amendment 4 – which passed with 73% of the vote on the August ballot – is moving along in the State Capitol. Voters strongly supported removing barriers to solar by reducing taxes on solar systems. Both Senate and [...]
Energy has transformed our world into the society we enjoy today. It cools our homes in the summer, heats them in the winter and transports us to wherever we are going.
Is it hot enough for you? Well, Climate Central just released a report that it’s about to get hotter, especially in Florida. The study finds National Weather Service-designated “Danger Days” — where sweltering heat and humidity combine to create hazardous “real feel” temperatures above 105 degrees Fahrenheit — will increase by 2.4 times across the U.S. from now to 2050, and continue rising globally because of climate disruption. In Florida, these Danger Days are expected to more than quadruple.
I am constantly amazed at how low Florida’s monopoly utilities are willing to go to protect their right to pollute and keep their captive customers. Frankly, it’s scary and that seems very appropriate given Halloween is upon us. It’s scary that Florida – the Sunshine State – gets only about 1/10 of 1 percent of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]