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 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.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – With South Florida “ground zero” when it comes to some of the worst impacts of global warming, from rising seas to disappearing Everglades, Congressional delegates Frankel and Murphy, along with local elected leaders, joined Environment Florida Research & Policy Center today to call for more state and national action in the fight to cut carbon pollution. Speakers gathered at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center to release a new report, Moving America Forward, that highlight’s the impact of the Clean Cars Program and other measures that have helped Florida reduce its emissions.
TAMPA, Fla. — As the debate over fracking mounts in Florida, residents on the frontlines of fracking in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment Florida Research & Policy Center released the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking near the Everglades or anywhere in the Sunshine State.
NAPLES, Fla. - A new Environment Florida Research and Policy Center report, “Fracking by the Numbers,” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country. As state and national agencies consider fracking permits in Florida, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.
TAMPA, Fla. – On the shores of the Hillsborough River, Environment Florida and the Gulf Restoration Network held an event to release “Ten Scary Facts About Florida Water,” a new factsheet which compiles 10 of the most frightening realities about pollution in the area's most iconic waterways.