October 22, 2016

Energy & Utilities

Central/Space Coast: All Systems Are Go for Growth

Businesses thrive on solid roots in aviation and tourism. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Tampa Bay: Reaching New Heights

High-impact industries drive growth to new heights. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Northeast: Solid Past, Vibrant Future

Economic diversity fuels success for new and expanding firms. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Northwest: Naturally Businesslike

Stunning scenery is the backdrop for business prosperity. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006


Progress Energy Florida has signed a 25-year contract with Biomass Investment Group to purchase electric energy generated by a crop-fueled power plant to be built near Lake Okeechobee. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Top 10 Reasons to Do Business in Florida

1. Leadership Florida has a robust base of technology- driven businesses, with 19,838 high-tech companies employing 265,484 high-tech/high-skill workers, plus a significant and growing presence in many new economy sectors.... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Infrastructure Aims for Balanced Portfolio

Security, dependability and efficiency are the hallmarks of Florida's changing infrastructure. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Ethanol Fever

Jacksonville-based Gate Petroleum Co. plans a $100-million ethanol production plant -- the third such facility planned in Florida, where no gas stations presently sell gasoline blended with ethanol. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Biodiesel Economics

What's really driving the biodiesel business today isn't environmentalism or concerns about reliance on foreign oil. It is economics. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Starter Fuel

Ethanol's on the way, but it will take awhile to get here and won't help Floridians cut their gasoline consumption substantially for years. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Hydrogen Help

The University of Central Florida has secured $7.4 million from NASA for another year of research into ways to use hydrogen as fuel. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Power Upgrade

Florida Power & Light Co. has announced a 10-year multimillion-dollar plan to upgrade its system and protect it from hurricanes. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

New Nukes

In Florida and the nation, nuclear power is poised for a comeback -- and so far no one seems to mind. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Cutting-Edge Coal

Four Florida power suppliers looking to diversify fuel sources away from natural gas and oil have started the permitting process for construction of a $1.5-billion, 800-megawatt coal-burning power plant in rural Taylor County. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

The Nuclear Option

After a dramatic increase in natural gas prices, encouragement from President Bush and new tax incentives, Florida's electric utilities are planning a new generation of nuclear power plants in Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Florida's Hydrogen Highway

In the two years since the launch of H2 Florida, the state has taken a leadership role in hydrogen technology. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

An Element of Hope

Florida, not known as a high-tech haven, has quietly positioned itself on the cutting edge of hydrogen-fuel technology. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Fueling An Interest

While Florida ranks third in the nation in gasoline consumption, it's one of only 14 states where drivers can't choose a cleaner-burning and cheaper mix of gasoline and ethanol. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Coming Clean

In 1999, Tampa Electric's "dirty dinosaurs" were working overtime to feed the energy demands of a booming Hillsborough County. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Garbage In, Energy Out

With oil hovering near $60 a barrel and interest in energy independence growing, renewable energy sources are back in fashion. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

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