October 21, 2021

Energy & Utilities

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

North Central: All Systems Are Go for Growth

Transportation connections and skilled workers offer economic clout. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

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

Crop-Fueled

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

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How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando
How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando

The origin of the Lake Eola swans can be traced back to over one hundred years ago and their lineage includes one really bad bird.

 

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