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ACEEE research claims Florida could gain 135,000 jobs through more energy efficient policies

Chris Galford, Daily Energy Insider Summary According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Florida could stand to gain an additional 135,000 jobs by embracing five new energy policies. Photo: © Shutterstock In 2017, Florida ranked fourth in the nation for...


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Climate Change Is A Top Priority For The New Crop of Governors - Even One Republican

Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News Summary His first week on the job, Florida’s new Republican governor made a surprise announcement. In sharp contrast to the previous administration, Ron DeSantis signed an executive order with a host of new environmental policies, including spending more on...


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Capstone Secures C200 Signature Series Order for Manufacturer Seeking to Be Virtually Carbon-Free and Improve Resiliency in Hurricane Prone Region

GlobeNewswire, Nasdaq Summary VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( www.capstoneturbine.com ) (Nasdaq: CPST ), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has secured an order to upgrade...


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Orlando Businesses Save Waste Fees Through Disney-Supported Biofuel

Alyssa Danigelis, Environmental Leader Summary Businesses in Orlando, Florida, are saving dumpster fees by sending their food waste to a biofuel facility serving Walt Disney World. The city’s green bin program is available to any local business, WOFL Fox 35 reports. Kaley Winters, manager of...


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Massive development aims to transform Tampa’s downtown and waterfront

Selina Cheah, The Architects Newspaper Aerial view of Water Street (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners) Summary New images for Tampa’s largest mixed-use project were recently revealed, illustrating the city’s intense investment into its waterfront and downtown core. Water Street...


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Using Reclaim Water Source Meets Key Sustainability Goals for the University of Central Florida (UCF)

Summary UCF is committed to a greener college campus by 2050. UCF initiatives include natural gas power, next generation grid planning (solar power) and water reduction. Through UCF’s partnership with U.S. Water, utilizing innovation in automation technology, chemistry, and design; reclaim...

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Boynton gives final OK for new $118 million downtown

Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post Site plan for Boynton Beach’s Town Square project (Handout: City of Boynton Beach) Summary City officials gave the final OK on Tuesday to pay about $118 million to redevelop 16 acres off Boynton Beach Boulevard into a pedestrian-friendly, town...


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Boynton Beach has timetable for final downtown pitch

Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post Site plan for the incoming Town Square project in Boynton Beach. (Handout: City of Boynton) Summary Boynton Beach’s 16-acre Town Square redevelopment plan received another nod of approval from city commissioners, but not from all. Commissioner...


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Disney adding solar farm: Reedy Creek signs easement for 50MW facility

Paul Brinkmann, Orlando Sentinel Summary Disney World will soon be connected to a new solar farm along State Road 429, 10 times larger than the existing Hidden Mickey solar farm near Epcot. Reedy Creek Improvement District signed an agreement and easement with Miami-based Origis Energy to...


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Boynton Beach outlines money, design plans for Town Square downtown

Alexandra Seltzer, myPalmBeachPost E2L Real Estate Solutions is proposing a hotel and retail on Boynton Beach and Seacrest boulevards in Boynton Beach. Photo handout: E2L Real Estate Solutions Summary Boynton Beach and its plans for a walkable, lively downtown got a huge boost this...