Florida Springs News Archive

Your Florida Springs news archive. We used to collect new articles for the public up until the year 2000. There was little interest so we stopped. Below is what we collected.

Green Energy

Florida House passes legislation implementing solar amendment
May 4, 2017 - Wednesday, the Florida House of Representatives joined the Florida Senate in passing implementing legislation for the pro-solar Amendment 4.
Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Solar Amendment
Aug 31, 2016 - Following a long local and national ' campaign, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a pro-solar ballot measure during the state's primary election on Tuesday.
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson and Jim Tatum: The trend toward fracking bans in Florida
Nov 25, 2015 - Fracking is in the news in Florida. This may seem odd, as Florida is not anywhere near being a large oil-producing state. Fracking is in the forefront in Florida because a growing number of its citizens are becoming informed of its threats and its dangers, and they want to stop it before it is too late.
For two state agencies, the big difference is how they view climate change
Jun 22, 2015 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a steering committee to address climate change. The commission maintains computer modeling programs that show how climate change will affect water and land crucial to wildlife.
'Sunshine State' or not, Florida Badly Behind on Solar Power
May 20, 2015 - The industry views Florida as a sleeping giant that could rival California in solar potential, but renewable energy experts say the state lags behind because old laws favor utilities over private enterprise.
Solar Cup - The Nation's Largest Solar Competition
May 15, 2015 - Solar Cup is a seven-month program that begins in the fall, in which high school teams totaling about 800 students build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley, learning about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and much more.
OUC solar would rise from coal ashes
May 12, 2015 - Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators.
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