Hackers try to poison US town’s water supply

The cyber attack on a water treatment plant in Florida is being reportedly investigated by the FBI

Plans for three new battery storage projects in Florida

They will play an important role in supporting consumers during significant weather events as well as addressing overall grid efficiency and reliability

US firm NextEra Energy commits $1.5m to support people affected by the coronavirus

The clean energy company, which operates in 45 states, says will support ‘the most vulnerable members of our communities’

US utility-scale battery storage capacity to nearly triple by 2023

It could exceed 2,500MW over the next four years if currently planned additions are completed and no operating capacity is retired

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Will the world’s biggest solar-powered battery land in Florida?

Florida Power & Light Company plans to build 409MW of new battery capacity next to an existing solar farm in the region

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 […]