Florida jail puts energy inefficiency behind bars

A Florida jail has improved its energy efficiency credentials by installing tankless water heaters. Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach replaced its malfunctioning boiler and 300-gallon storage tank with eight of the devices, which use a powerful burner to quickly heat incoming water to the set temperature. They activate only when a fixture is […]

Orlando becomes 40th US city to commit to 100% green energy

The Orlando City Commission has unanimously approved a resolution for 100% renewable energy by 2050. It has become the 40th US city to make the pledge, joining a growing movement of cities nationwide. Mayor Buddy Dyer is said to have already championed multiple green energy initiatives, including signing the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda in […]

First Floridian city commits to 100% green energy

A Floridian city has committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy. St. Petersburg is the first city in the state and the 20th in the US to make the commitment, according to the Sierra Club, a group working to get US cities to adopt renewable energy. The city council has allocated $250,000 (£200,000) of BP […]

Nuclear energy hailed for economic benefits

The daily production of nuclear energy adds millions of pounds to the state of Florida’s economy. That’s according to a new study, which found Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants stimulates a combined $1.2 billion (£0.8bn) locally and contributes $1.4 billion (£1bn) to Florida’s economy every year. It also […]

US power firm scraps $24m nuclear project

The biggest energy company in the US has announced it will not be proceeding with a $24 billion (£15.7bn) nuclear power project in central Florida, reports claim. Delays in licensing of new plants by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and doubts about cost recovery are believed to have led to the decision, however, Duke Energy said […]

Apartment owners and residents could save $3.4 billion by upgrading energy

Apartment building owners and residents in the US could save up to $3.4 billion by upgrading energy efficiency, according to a new report. The report released by CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) suggests that energy companies working together with building owners can help save can save utility costs of […]