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SACE Applauds Gulf Power’s Solar Proposal in Florida

Clean Energy advocates praise proposal as step in the right direction to embrace solar as part of the solution

Gulf Power announced it filed an application at the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking approval for 3 utility-scale solar projects to be located in North Florida. The projects, if approved, will total 120 MW of solar, and will be located at the Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Holley Field in Navarre, and Saufley Field in Pensacola. This joint effort between Gulf Power, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and HelioSage will help meet the Department of Defense’s goal of achieving 25% renewables by 2025, and will safely and cost-effectively meet energy generation needs in Florida. According to a Gulf Power spokesman, this project, if approved, will be the largest solar project in Florida.

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AmericanAirlines Arena: First sports venue to achieve LEED Gold recertification

 

AmericanAirlines Arena obtains LEED Gold RecertificatonThe Miami Heat has never shied away from being the first to try something or set the bar. While most will think this applies only on the court, our continued efforts in environmental sustainability prove that this mindset extends off the basketball court as well.

Back in 2009, this put us in a neck-in-neck race with the Atlanta Hawks to become the first NBA facility to earn the prestigious LEED certification. Five years later, the same tenacity gives us the honor of AmericanAirlines Arena being the first sports and entertainment facility in the world to earn LEED Gold recertification. 

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Broad Coalition Launches Floridians for Solar Choice Ballot Effort

Sunshine State - Solar for FloridaConservative, Business and Energy-policy Groups Join Together to Give Floridians a Voice and a Choice on Solar Power

Seeing the need to support free market principles and advance energy innovation in Florida, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, Florida Retail Federation, Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy, Christian Coalition, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Republican Liberty Caucus of Tampa Bay, Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, and Libertarian Party of Florida have come together to support efforts to grow the solar market across the state.

These diverse groups all agree that free market principles are necessary to foster solar energy’s use and growth in Florida. Floridians for Solar Choice was formed to gather the hundreds of thousands of signatures needed to place this initiative on the 2016 ballot and give voters the opportunity to decide whether businesses and property owners can have the freedom to generate solar energy and sell it directly to others.

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2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit announced by SeaGrant

 

Florida Summit to Showcase Advances in Artificial Reef Research and Technology

 

Artificial reef experts, fisheries scientists and reef managers from around the state and nation will come together to discuss current issues and exchange ideas for future projects at the 2015 Florida Artificial Reef Summit Jan. 13-16 in Clearwater Beach.

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