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. 

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.

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. 

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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