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Graphs to ponder - Temperature and global warming

Some polls suggest  the public seems to be cooling a bit to concern about global warming. For some reason, this graph comes to mind, and reminds me how remarkable it is that…

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President Obama visits Florida - a trip filled with irony

President Obama is visiting DeSoto County, Florida today to headline the opening ceremony of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the country. This must signal that Florida is on its way…

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Florida Utilities Drag State Efficiency Ranking Down

This post is co-authored by Brandi Colander, NRDC, and John D. Wilson, SACE. Florida is the dim bulb in the otherwise efficiency-dark Southeast, and the 2009 Energy Efficiency Scorecard from ACEEE shows…

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Rice Owls Light Up a Rainy Day With Solar Energy

"The sun was not shining, it was too wet too  play . . ." but the ZEROW House was still generating away! With apologies to Dr. Seuss, I have to put in…

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Treasured Places in Peril South Carolina

This video tells the history and stories of places in South Carolina that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Places such as Charleston and the Lowcountry’s coastal bays and…

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Will the Florida Public Service Commission Stick with the Status Quo on Efficiency?

The Florida Public Service Commission staff have just issued their recommendation for the next decade of energy efficiency programs in Florida. Their recommendation, see document 10584-09, is to stick with the status…

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Pay now for what you might get later

Last Wednesday, the St. Petersburg Times recognized the "Powerful Savings" available to Florida by investing in conservation. Yet the chief obstacle to conservation remains Florida's commitment to overinvest in nuclear power. Even…

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Duke Announces Solar on Customer Rooftops

Want solar on your rooftop, but can't afford to buy the panels yourself? If you're a Duke Energy customer, you can sign up with your utility to install their solar panels on…

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TVA making efforts to keep public engaged in planning process

As you probably know, TVA is currently engaged in a resource planning process that will shape how TVA meets future energy needs in the Tennessee Valley over the next 20 years.  While…

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Senator Alexander energy sprawl concept, confused, inaccurate and out of context

Senator Alexander's latest tirade against wind includes the concept of energy sprawl; see an October 5, 2009 press release from his website and this Wall Street Journal article. He has taken a…