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Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State

It just makes sense. Florida, with more than 300 sunny days every year, should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power. But recently, our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry. The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year, backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar-power advocates.

Report | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Small Businesses, Elected Officials, and Environmental Groups Stand Together for Stronger Clean Water Protections

As tourists head south for the winter season in search of warm weather and outdoor activities, Environment Florida and Gulf Restoration Network stood together to highlight the tens of thousands of Floridians and over 5,000 Tampa Bay residents who submitted comments in support of restoring Clean Water Act protections to all of Florida’s wetlands and streams. 

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News Release | Environment Florida

Environment Florida Endorses Gwen Graham for Congress

Environment Florida, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of Gwen Graham for Congress in Florida’s 2nd district.

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News Release | Environment Florida

New report: Florida coal plants 2nd in country

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Florida’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of Chile. 

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Report | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Florida lags behind other leading solar states, according to a new report ranking the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013.  

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