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Rep. Mahoney & Energy Policy

(2007-08-20)
On August 27 in Jupiter FL, Congressman Tim Mahoney will host the 2007 Alternative Energy Summit to explore the role Florida will play in the dynamic field of alternative energy and how it can redefine the economic landscape.
[Overview] [Agenda] [Register]

2007-08-28


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Florida's Fate?

(2007-02-18)
We built south Florida over the past 100 years. Will we have to start moving it during the next 100? Currently, the question is not if the waters will rise, only when and how high. But we can reverse the trend if we act now.
[Sun Sentinel] [Response] [Large Map]

2007-08-20


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Media Coverage

(2007-02-18)
FPL's proposal for an pulverized coal-fired electric power plant in Glades County has generated a steadily-increasing stream of media coverage on the debate between coal, no-coal and sequestration.
[MacGregor1] [MacGregor2] [News]

2007-08-20


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Black & Veatch Report Dispute

(2007-02-19)
A Jan 2007 Black & Veatch report to FPL estimates cost differences between gasification and pulverized coal. They claim much higher capital costs than DOE estimates. Also, FPL assumes low carbon costs.
[Hicks Testimony 11MB] [Comparisons] [PSC Reports]

2007-08-20


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Supreme court rules

(2007-04-04)
The Supreme Court denies Bush administration attempts to avoid taking action on Global Warming. It cannot claim that the EPA does not have the authority to regulate the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. [More Information]

2007-08-20


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Climate Change Rally

(2007-04-13)
Over 1300 rallies throughout the U.S. on April 14, 2007 called on Congress to cut carbon emmisions by 50-80% by 2050. Tens of thousands of Americans gathered at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. [Ft. Myers] [Editorial] [Ft. Myers rally photo] [Step It Up web site]

2007-08-20


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Jenkins, URS, Opposes IGCC

(2007-05-26)
Steve Jenkins, an engineer with URS engineering corporation in Tampa, spoke in opposition to coal gasification (IGCC) as a viable alternative to the planned pulverized coal technology for the proposed FPL power plant in Glades County. [EDC News] [Presentations]

2007-08-20


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Do the Math!

(2007-05-28)
The proposed FPL coal plant would emit 16 million tons/year of CO2 as it serves 650,000 future homes. But it would take 4 million residential customers paying into the Sunshine Energy program to offset this amount of CO2. That’s a deficit of 3.3 million customers. [Capece Editorial] [Spreadsheet]

2007-08-20


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Group Advocates Pulverized Coal

(2007-05-07)
Tommy Perry, local Glades County resident, has recently been named chairman of the Citizens Power Coalition which supports FPL's plan to build a pulverized coal power plant near Moore Haven. According to Perry, the location of transmission lines on private property is a primary issue.
[Glades County Democrat]

2007-08-20


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Florida Says No to Pulverized Coal

(2007-06-05)
The Florida Public Service Commission ruled on June 5, 2007 to reject the proposed FPL pulverized coal plant for Glades County. The vote was among Chairman, Lisa Polak Edgar & members J. Terry Deason, Isilio Arriaga, Matthew M. Carter II & Katrina J.Tew. [PSC Press Release] [Tallahassee Democrat] [FPL Reaction]

2007-08-20


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FPL Wind Power Plant

(2007-06-07)
The wind may be blowing enough in Florida to produce electricity after all. FPL said it intends to explore building a wind-power project near the coastline in St. Lucie County. [More Information]

2007-08-20


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PSC Rejects Coal Plant

(2007-06-13)
Global warming concerns helped persuade the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday to reject a plan by Florida's largest utility to build a $5.7-billion coal-fired power plant near Everglades National Park. [More Information] [Final Order]

2007-08-20


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Sea Level Rise Prevention

(2007-07-11)
Florida will adopt California's car-pollution standards -- the toughest in the nation -- and become the first state in the Southeast to enact targets for reducing greenhouse gases, under executive orders Gov. Charlie Crist signed in Miami on July 13, 2007. [More Information]

2007-08-20


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FPL Gives Up on Coal

(2007-07-27)
On July 24, 2007 FPL formally withdrew its app. to construct a 1960 MW pulverized coal electric power plant in Glades County, FL. Seeing the dramatic transformation of the politics of greenhouse gas emissions, FPL decided not to appeal PSC decision. [Withdrawl] [Order]

2007-08-20


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Global Warming Campaign

(2007-08-14)
Gov. Charlie Crist unveils the next step in his strategy to fight global warming. He has scheduled a press conference at the Capitol to discuss his “climate change initiative,” according to a written release. [Details]

2007-08-20


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FPL Says Pay Up

(2007-08-03)
After public opposition helped defeat a pulverized coal plant pursued by FPL in Glades County, FPL now wants this same public to pay the $34 million FPL says it spent on the project. [Palm Beach Post]

2007-08-06


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Glades County coal plant delayed

(2007-06-07)
The Florida Public Service Commission's denial of FPL's request to build a 1960-Megawatt coal plant in Glades County came as welcome news to those not wanting what would be the country's largest coal plant in their backyards. [WinkNews Story] [WinkNews Video Coverage]

2007-07-23


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Properly pulling the plug

(2007-06-11)
Florida's Public Service Commission recently did something it had not done since 1992: It rejected the construction of a power plant. [St. Petersburg Times]

2007-06-22


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Florida Climate Change

(2007-06-20)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and River Keepers activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be the keynote speakers at Governor Charlie Crist's Climate Change Summit, July 12-13 in Miami. On these issue champions will lend their expertise on ways to overcome this monumental challenge. [Info] [Register]

2007-06-22


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Carl Hiaasen Speaks Out

(2007-02-19)
Carl Hiaasen, the internationally acclaimed writer and humorist, finds nothing funny about FPL's proposal to build a coal-fired power plant at the headwaters to the Everglades. This is the start of a long battle, and there's cause to be worried even if you don't like fish for supper.
[Article]

2007-04-15


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Coastal Planning & Engineering Geologist for PC

(2007-03-13)
Charles Finkl of Coastal Planning and Engineering, Inc. of Boca Raton wrote a opinion published in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel endorsing the use of pulverized coal technology. Others wrote to Coastal in opposition. [Sun Sentinel] [Response]

2007-03-13


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Coal Power Presentation

(2007-02-18)
Educators & international student trainees are developing their understanding of the coal power issues and summarizing the information in following presentation files:
[HTML] [PPT] [IGCC Units]
["TECO Energy" Report]

2007-02-19


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