News Release | Environment Florida

Jacksonville among nation’s solar leaders but status at risk

Jacksonville has more solar panels than most major American cities, ranking 16th among dozens of metropolitan areas analyzed in a new report, but advocates warn the city’s progress could change if the local utility moves forward with slashing net metering. Jacksonville’s ranking, the highest in Florida and Southeast U.S., is owed primarily to one large scale solar and nine contracted small 1-7 MW farms and gardens. 

News Release | Environment Florida

Release: Interactive map shows impacts of storms and floods hitting close to home

Environment Florida partnered with Dr. David Hastings of Eckerd College and a team of students to collect extreme weather stories in Florida.

News Release | Environment Florida

After bipartisan defeat last week, Florida senator abandons pro-fracking bill

Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses chemicals to break up rock and stimulate the flow of oil and gas, was kept at bay in Florida today after Sen. Richter (R-Collier County) abandoned his bill, Senate Bill 318. The measure had been up for reconsideration today after a bipartisan group of Senators defeated it last Thursday in committee.