The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen the partnerships between the national labs and private-sector companies. Total value for the four projects including industry and NREL cost share is $2.78 million.
Deborah Samuel Green of Fort Walton Beach giggled as she played with a new directional, low-flow faucet head for her kitchen sink. She also smiled and raved about a new showerhead.
But what thrilled her the most was that she didn’t need to buy diapers anymore to soak up the water leaking from her decades-old natural gas water heater.
EPA and U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Award $156,000 for the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor in Florida to Protect and Sustain Healthy Watersheds
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) are providing $156,000 to the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast to Protect and Sustain Healthy Watersheds the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor in Florida. The Foundation is one of nine projects that for the first time are receiving $1.4 million in grants to improve land management of hundreds of thousands of acres of watersheds in seven states.
Nature and animal lovers of all ages are invited to join Trout Lake Nature Center’s (TLNC) friends and family at TLNC’s first movie night, a free event, featuring the well-known and funny, Over the Hedge on June 30th at 6 PM.
Two organizations collaborate to advance solar development in Florida
Two groups are continuing to collaborate in announcing a summer campaign to achieve victory for the primary solar ballot amendment on August 30, 2016. This issue will appear on the ballot as Amendment 4 and its passage will reduce taxes and lower consumer energy costs on solar and other renewable energy devices.
"Keep Miami Beach Clean" the First Comprehensive Anti-Litter Campaign the City Implements
A year after committing to become the greenest city in America, the City of Miami Beach has introduced the "Keep Miami Beach Clean" campaign, a yearlong, attention-grabbing anti-litter effort that encourages the community to keep Miami Beachin shape.