November 1, 2014

Energy & Utilities

Opening the Gate for Ethanol

Gate Petroleum Co. of Jacksonville's $90-million terminal is a first in Florida designated primarily for biofuels. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Historical Find: 18th Century Water Works

Carl Halbirt, St. Augustine’s archaeologist, has discovered a 1700s water system believed to be the first public works project in the state since European settlement. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2007

Rain on the Roof

Florida Trend has written a lot about water in Florida for the past several years, and some of that professional focus spilled over into a personal trip I made this summer to Bermuda. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Taking Liberties

Liberty Power capitalizes on competitive electricity markets in other states. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Mega-state, Mega-opportunities

Meeting today’s energy challenges while preserving the environment for tomorrow. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Green Forecast

Gov. Charlie Crist is calling for utilities to implement emission reductions and bring levels down to 2000 levels by 2017. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

Power to the People

As two new PSC members change the tone, will Bush holdovers start changing too? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Off the Grid?

A team of developers and scientists aims to create an energy-efficient, environmentally progressive community called “Sky” ... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

Salty Solution?

Five years and $40 million over budget, the largest desalination plant in North America is finally producing fresh water for the Tampa Bay Region. Its problems have a lot to say about the technology's promise to solve the state's - and the nation's - wate Read more »
Published on 5/1/2007

UWF's Innovative Home

The University of West Florida will begin building a demonstration home showcasing energy-saving technology and hurricane-mitigation techniques. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2007

Save Energy - Save Money

10 tips that you and your business can use to energy & money. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Adapting

Can Florida become a model for how U.S. states adapt to climate change? Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Leading by Example: Sustainable Sarasota

Sarasota County Commissioner Shannon Staub does not, at first glance, look like she'd be Florida's most aggressive elected leader on sustainability issues. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

New Stormwater Rules on Tap

Florida regulators are behind the times in allowing for water-saving, less-polluting techniques such as pervious concrete, narrower streets, green roofs and swales. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Going Green

Water-supply woes, energy costs and environmental concerns are pushing green building practices into the mainstream in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

No Birkenstocks?

The Happy Feet Plus store on U.S. Highway 19 North in Pinellas County is a green oasis tucked into one of the most congested strips of sprawl in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Clean Power

Tallahassee has given the green light to green power. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Energy

The corn ethanol craze will continue in 2007. But some scientists say the state may someday be able to produce all the ethanol it needs using homegrown biomass -- from sugar cane to wood waste. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Dirty Work

St. Lucie could become the nation's first county to use technology that vaporizes landfill waste. County officials gave the nod to Atlanta-based Geoplasma to fund and build a $425- million facility that uses plasma arcs to turn waste into electricity. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Off the Grid

This fall, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) will select a Florida home builder to help create a community of 20 or more zero-energy homes. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

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