Florida is home to plentiful biomass resources and ample low-temperature geothermal activity. In addition, useful solar and wind resources are located throughout the state giving Florida a diverse renewable energy portfolio.
2011 Report on Florida Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
|Sen. Bill Nelson
Rep. M. Diaz-Balart
Rep. C. Brown
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The 25x’25 Alliance has released the results of its Phase II study from the University of Tennessee that assesses the impacts of various energy-related legislative scenarios on the U.S. agriculture and forestry sectors. The study, titled Implications of Energy and Carbon Policies for Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, and undertaken at the request of 25x'25 by the University of Tennessee's Bio-based Energy Analysis Group, projects how proposed energy and carbon payment policy instruments might impact the U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors. In addition to the national findings, we have developed narratives that highlight and explain the findings of the report as it relates to electricity, economic and land use impacts at the state level.
The 25x’25 Alliance is not endorsing a Renewable Electricity Standard or any other policy tool. We are releasing this report and narratives as background information and a resource for those interested in these policy mechanisms. Should you have any questions regarding the report findings, contact information for the report authors can be found on the state narrative document. We hope that you will find the data from the report useful in your advocacy and outreach efforts.
Florida has the opportunity to help structure emerging carbon markets because it is uniquely endowed to participate through forestry and agriculture. The opportunities for forest management, afforestation, biofuels production, and soil carbon sequestration are greater in Florida than in most other regions of the U.S., giving Florida an advantage in carbon markets.
Florida’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan report provides 50 separate policy recommendations, plus an additional set of comments toward the current regulatory work to develop Florida’s cap-and-trade program to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Florida Renewable Energy Potential Assessment – Navigant Consulting, Inc.
The Northwest Florida Alternative Energy Feasibility Study was designed to accompany Florida’s Great Northwest’s overall strategic economic development plan that identified alternative energy as one of the key target industries for the region.
Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org
E85 pumps in FL:
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Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power: http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower
Install Solar Power:
SunGrant Initiative – Florida Biomass and Bioenergy Overview
Florida Renewable Energy News and Links:
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