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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.

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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News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida lags behind leading solar states

Florida lags behind other leading solar states in solar power per capita, according to a new report released today by Environment Florida Research & Policy Center and its national federation.  The report, Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, shows strong solar growth across the nation and ranks the states on the amount of solar per capita through 2013. While solar in Florida grew from186 megawatts in 2012 to 213 megawatts in 2013 – a 7 percent increase, it lags substantially behind other states, ranking 19th in the nation for the amount of solar per capita in 2013.  Nationwide, solar capacity tripled in the last two years to more than 12,000 megawatts. 

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