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NREL Receives $1.38 Million from DOE to Help Commercialize Promising Clean Energy Technologies

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.

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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.

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Campaign Partners Launch Amendment 4 Summer Campaign

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.

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Miami Beach Launches New Anti-Litter Campaign

"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.

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