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  • Resources | Environment Florida
    us Like Us Follow Us Contact About Us Issues Clean Water for America Solar For All Global Warming Solutions NO BEES NO FOOD 100 Renewable Energy News Action Jobs Donate Resources Resource Testimony in Defense of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative On January 22 2014 Environment New Hampshire s Madeline Page and Travis Madsen gave oral and written testimony before the New Hampshire House Energy Science and Technology Committee in

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  • Results | Environment Florida
    Result Keeping Florida beautiful forever In 2010 Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21 acre corporate park over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail The next step Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state from the Keys to the Panhandle Result Clean air healthy families The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health but we ve held the line against some of their worst attacks In March 2011 the U S Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot mercury and carbon pollution In April the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution Result 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 Result We re cleaning up the air we breathe Power plants like Tampa s Seminole Electric Cooperative will release 90 percent less mercury pollution into our air under new EPA standards we support great news for Florida s families given mercury s toxic effects on how our kids think learn and behave With support from our members we re now defending these standards from a congressional rollback attempt Result Cleaning up the Everglades and all our waters We want the Everglades to thrive so its diverse ecosystem alligators and all can prosper and so

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  • Go Solar | Environment Florida
    of dirty energy companies but it makes a ton of sense for America That s why people from all walks of life are getting behind solar from environmentalists to Tea Party activists from solar entrepreneurs to Barry Goldwater Jr son of the former Republican nominee for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 10 percent solar by 2030 That s why we re urging Gov Rick Scott to make commitments that will help put Florida on the road to 100 clean energy with 10 solar by 2030 Achieving this goal would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for thr country including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help Florida go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment Florida Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in

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  • Go Solar | Environment Florida
    power might disrupt the business plans of dirty energy companies but it makes a ton of sense for America That s why people from all walks of life are getting behind solar from environmentalists to Tea Party activists from solar entrepreneurs to Barry Goldwater Jr son of the former Republican nominee for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 10 percent solar by 2030 That s why we re urging Gov Rick Scott to make commitments that will help put Florida on the road to 100 clean energy with 10 solar by 2030 Achieving this goal would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for thr country including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help Florida go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment Florida Tampa Bay Residents Call on Sen Rubio to Act on Climate Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Lighting the Way The Top 10 states with the most solar electricity installed per capita account for only 26 percent of the U S population but 86 percent of the nation s total installed solar electricity capacity These 10 states Arizona California Colorado

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  • Go Solar | Environment Florida
    to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 10 percent solar by 2030 That s why we re urging Gov Rick Scott to make commitments that will help put Florida on the road to 100 clean energy with 10 solar by 2030 Achieving this goal would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for thr country including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help Florida go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates 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 Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida Research Policy Center Florida lags behind leading solar states ST PETERSBURG Fla 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

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  • Go Solar | Environment Florida
    list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 10 percent solar by 2030 That s why we re urging Gov Rick Scott to make commitments that will help put Florida on the road to 100 clean energy with 10 solar by 2030 Achieving this goal would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for thr country including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help Florida go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates News Release Environment Florida Sunshine State Lags Behind Leading Solar States Ranking 16th in Solar Per Capita Gainesville is a Bright Spot TALLAHASSEE Fla Environment Florida Research Policy Center released Lighting the Way What We Can Learn from America s Top 12 Solar States a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country The report outlines the 12 states with the most solar per capita Despite being the Sunshine State Florida ranks only 16th in the nation for per capita solar installed through 2012 Last year solar capacity in Florida grew by 13 bringing it to a total of 186 megawatts through the end of 2012 Keep Reading Report Environment Florida Lighting The Way Solar energy is on the rise America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010 and more than 10 times as much as in 2007 In the first three months of 2013 solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States The price of solar energy is falling rapidly and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to

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  • Go Solar | Environment Florida
    of life are getting behind solar from environmentalists to Tea Party activists from solar entrepreneurs to Barry Goldwater Jr son of the former Republican nominee for president Our challenge is to not only fend off the attacks being led by the dirty energy lobby but to keep the surge in solar power going strong How do we do it Our research shows the cities and states with the most solar power aren t necessarily the ones with the most sunshine they also include states with smart pro solar policies For example Arizona Hawaii and California made the list of the top 10 states for solar in our 2014 report But so did Massachusetts New Jersey Colorado and Delaware all thanks to smart policies The top 10 solar states with only 26 of the nation s population were responsible for 87 of the nation s solar power Our report found all or nearly all of the states shared a set of smart policies in common from strong clean energy standards to policies that let solar homeowners sell their extra power back to the utilities 10 percent solar by 2030 That s why we re urging Gov Rick Scott to make commitments that will help put Florida on the road to 100 clean energy with 10 solar by 2030 Achieving this goal would produce immediate and long lasting benefits for thr country including removing 280 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030 the equivalent of taking 59 million cars off the road Let s go big on solar We think a combination of professional research and advocacy with community action can help Florida go big on solar Why Our national federation has done it before Environment California spearheaded the campaign for that state s Million Solar Roofs Initiative In Massachusetts we helped convince the state to set a goal of enough solar to power 50 000 homes and then persuaded the state to raise the goal when it hit the original milestone ahead of schedule We ve also won pro solar policies in Colorado New Mexico Minnesota Arizona New Jersey and North Carolina But we have a long way to go to reach solar power s true potential It s time to go big on solar If we take the right steps today we can harness more power from the sun so we can finally leave dirty energy behind The sky really is the limit Issue updates Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center The Way Forward on Global Warming Humanity is running out of time to stop the most dangerous impacts of global warming Signs of global warming are appearing around the world including in the United States and the latest science suggests that future impacts are likely to occur sooner and be more severe than previously thought Keep Reading News Release Environment Florida New Solar Jobs Census 2011 Shows Solar Jobs in Florida on the Rise The Solar Foundation has released its second annual review of the solar

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  • Go Solar Updates | Environment Florida
    Research Policy Center Shining Cities 2016 America s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy Read more about Shining Cities 2016 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 Read more about Jacksonville among nation s solar leaders but status at risk News Release Environment Florida Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores Environment Florida released a report today showing tremendous potential for solar installations on big box retailers grocery stores and shopping centers Read more about Report highlights potential for solar energy on big box stores News Release Environment Florida Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today showing 208 859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector including 6 560 in Florida The national solar jobs number represents a 20 2 percent increase from the previous year the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more Read more about Florida ranks 8th in Solar Jobs News Release Environment Florida Tampa Bay Residents Call on Sen Rubio to Act on Climate Read more about Tampa Bay Residents Call on Sen Rubio to Act on Climate Report Environment Florida Research Policy Center Lighting the Way The Top 10 states with the most solar

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