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October 4, 2015

Energy & Utilities

Wastewater Plant Will Power Itself

A small wastewater treatment plant in Sanford will become the first in North America to use a new “gasifier” to convert biosolids into clean energy that will help power the facility. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Desal Plant Takes Next Step

Now that the plant is working, it’s attracting flocks of curious visitors, including water agency managers from around the world. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Creating a Carbon Trading Hub

The global carbon-trade market is growing fast, with a 2007 cash value of $60 billion, up about 80% from $33 billion in 2006, according to Point Carbon consulting group. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Gauging Florida's Future in Ethanol

And it looks good. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

Solar Energy Generated from Billboards?

Lamar Advertising Co. and Gulf Power Co. have teamed up for solar lighting research that could funnel solar energy from hundreds of billboards into Florida power grids. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Energy 2008

The state is taking a clean and green approach to energy policy. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2008

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


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

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