July 25, 2021

Energy & Utilities

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

Florida Introduces Community Solar Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Access, Jobs

Florida State Senator Lori Berman introduced community solar legislation (SB 1156), which will expand consumer access to affordable clean energy Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

Cleaning up: Duke is on the verge of replacing two coal plants with a natural gas plant

Next month, after more than two years of construction, Duke Energy is scheduled to open its $1.5-billion combined-cycle natural gas plant near Crystal River in Citrus County. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Rising star: A UCF physicist lands a coveted federal ‘early career' grant

If young scientists were ranked like young quarterbacks, Michael Chini would be a top prospect. Chini, 33, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Canada's McGill University in 2007 and then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida five years later. Now he's an assistant professor in UCF's physics department who has started down the tenure track. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Nuclear Reaction

FPL moves forward with plans for two nuclear reactors that might not be built. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Big Switch

Gulf Power employees and customers await announcements from NextEra about the company's strategy in Northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Sell JEA?

An advisory firm suggests JEA could get top dollar from a private buyer. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

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