October 27, 2021

Energy & Utilities

Tallahassee makes plans to rely on 100% renewable energy

Tallahassee has initiated an ambitious, long-term plan to have the town powered completely by renewable energy. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Coral Gables initiates talks about burying power lines

The Coral Gables City Commission voted unanimously in June to launch a series of community workshops to engage residents in discussing... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Duke takes the first step in dismantling its ‘backbone' power plant

For more than 50 years, Duke Energy Florida's twin-unit coal power plant in Crystal River routinely delivered 915 megawatts of power. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

A hedge fund is seeking to split Duke Energy into three companies

Elliott Management, a $41-billion hedge fund, wrote the Duke Energy board in May urging the company to split into three separate entities... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

UF researchers hope to make solar more useful during long power outages

A research team at the University of Florida has developed a system that can provide solar energy for homes during prolonged power outages. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

OUC experiments with ways of generating and storing electricity from renewable sources

OUC experiments with ways of generating and storing electricity from renewable sources Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Duke Energy urges customers to prepare for hurricane season

Company is strengthening electric infrastructure to reduce outages and improve resiliency. Read more »
Published on 6/2/2021

FP&L expands its solar footprint in NW Florida

Matt Valle, vice president of development at FP&L, talks about details of the multi-phase project. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Climate First Bank plans to supercharge solar loan products

After selling the first bank he started in 2006, Ken LaRoe and his wife bought a small motor home and traveled across country... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

What happened in Texas raises questions about Florida's power system

After the 2021 Texas power grid failure, questions arise about Florida's power grid, but there are differences. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

FSU research team turns plant material into larger capacity batteries

By incorporating lignin — an organic compound in the cell walls of plants that makes them rigid — the team has created a type of electrolyte compound, says professor Hoyong Chung. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

Transportation updates from around the state

Monroe County officials are moving forward with a planned upgrade of concourse A at Key West International Airport. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2021

SunDial helps businesses optimize power consumption

The technology also allows users to monitor lifetime energy savings and emission reductions as well as create simulations for... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Group from USF finds cheaper way to turn landfill gas into diesel fuel

Tampa company T2C-Energy is designing a facility it hopes to bring online next year that may revolutionize the production of diesel fuel from landfill gases. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Fallout at JEA continues

An attempt to sell the public utility spawns investigations and a lawsuit Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Jacksonville's public utility JEA and the fight to privatize it

A fight over whether to privatize Jacksonville's public utility produced a political melee in that divided the city's business community. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Changes at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, which touts itself as America's first solar-powered town, has named Al Dougherty COO of Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

University of Miami College of Engineering researchers develop new, non-corrosive saltwater concrete

By using seawater and aggregates that contain salt ... UM College of Engineering researchers have developed a new type of concrete. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Gulf Power's first solar power plant

Gulf Power — now owned by NextEra, the parent company of FPL — is building its first solely owned solar plant in Jackson County... Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Duke Energy plans to use lithium-ion battery technology for power grids

Duke Energy Florida is planning to use the same lithium-ion battery technology that power most cell phones and laptops to supplement its power grid... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

GE's Pensacola assembly plant advances wind power in Florida

GE's Wind Energy plant in Pensacola assembles 2.5 megawatt turbines, each with the capacity to provide the annual power needs for up to 1,500 homes. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants

In the suburbs of east Orange County, two 50-foot concrete cooling towers at the Orlando Utilities Commission's Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center loom over the surroundings. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

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Connecting businesses with an untapped workforce
Connecting businesses with an untapped workforce

Allison Chase of The Able Trust outlines the organization's mission, champions the connection of businesses to Florida's "untapped talent pool," and draws awareness to "invisible" disabilities.
 

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