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Floridians Stand Up for Solar Today at the State Capitol

Hundreds of Floridians - including a former governor, college students, solar industry developers, faith leaders, clean energy advocates and more - converged on Florida's State Capitol in Tallahassee for a #SolarUprising Rally…

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Puerto Rico Leaves Florida in its Wake on Clean Energy Policy

In a recent blog Florida Could Learn About Clean Energy Solutions from Puerto Rico, I shared my journey in searching for Florida’s clean energy policy. As a young political scientist, I began this journey…

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Deny this, solar skeptics!

"This is the second major announcement in which a utility has stated plans to procure more than 100 megawatts of solar PV based on its cost-competitiveness with natural gas, as opposed to RPS-driven demand." - GTM…

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Why should Duke Energy go beyond compliance with solar power?

Over the past few months, we have seen several signs that Duke Energy has shifted its attitude towards renewable energy and solar power in particular.  The three most critical signs are: Duke…

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Solar Spirit

This blog complements "40 Religious Groups Practicing Creation Care with Wind Turbines," posted February 23. Solar energy represents an opportunity to reduce one's impact on the environment, while also potentially saving money.…

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Solar Boom Continues!

2013: another record year for the solar industry! The much anticipated solar market report, U.S. Solar Market Insight Report: 2013 Year-in-Review, was released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and…

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Commissioner Putnam, I'm Hungry for Leadership

I’m so sick of political doublespeak in Washington and Tallahassee. It’s time that we the people get serious about holding our elected representatives accountable. Here is one that needs our attention: Florida…

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Solar Mythbusters #3: Too much solar power?

Myth: High levels of solar penetration are too disruptive for utility and grid operations. This is the third in our Solar Mythbusters series: check out the cloud and intermittency myths we already…

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Mississippi is the "sunshine state" for the Tennessee Valley Authority

Where are the best spots to build solar power in the Tennessee Valley Authority? It turns out, many of them are in Mississippi! We recently obtained 16 years of simulated solar power…

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Duke Energy: This is Not Leadership

Shorter versions of this oped were originally published in North Carolina in the Charlotte Observer on February 10, 2014 (found here) and in Florida in the Tampa Bay Times on February 11,…