25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.

Florida

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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.

Endorsements
Resource Maps
Alliance Resources
Incentives and Policies
Where to Find Biofuel Pumps
How to Sign up for Green Power
Other Resources

2011 Report on Florida Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Endorsements

 Congress:

 

Sen. Bill Nelson
Rep. M. Diaz-Balart
Rep. C. Brown
Rep. Young
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 State Legislature: Passed 25x'25 Resolution
 State Alliance: Active

 Resource Maps

 Wind Map
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No State Map Available, U.S. Wind Map Available at:

 http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov

Solar Map
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 Source: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov

Alliance Resources

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. 

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard in Florida

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard and Carbon Payment Program in Florida

 

pdf FL 25x'25 Alliance Officially Formed

pdf Potential Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol in Florida

pdf University of Florida/IFAS Biomass to Energy Program

pdf Florida Petroleum Report – 2007

pdf Forecasts for Climate Change Impacts on Florida & Emerging Technologies to Reduce GHG Emissions

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.

pdf Ag GHG Reduction Opportunities Report Exec. Summary

pdf Ag GHG Reduction Opportunities Fact sheet

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 purpose of this study is was to examine the potential contribution of renewables to Florida's energy generation mix through 2020 based on various circumstantial scenarios.

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.  

Incentives and Policy

Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org

pdf New FL Net Metering Regulations

Where to find biofuels pumps

E85 pumps in FL:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/progs/ind_state.cgi?FL

Biodiesel pumps in FL:
http://www.biodiesel.org/buyingbiodiesel

How to Sign Up for Green Power

Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power: http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Install Solar Power:
To find a Solar Professional in your area to design, engineer, install or service a solar system, visit this website: http://www.findsolar.com/index.php?page=findacontractor

Other Resources

SunGrant Initiative - Florida Biomass and Bioenergy Overview SunGrant Initiative – Florida Biomass and Bioenergy Overview

Verenium Announces First Commercial Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Project in Florida

FPL to Power Sunshine State with clean energy from nation's solar photovoltaic site in DeSoto County

Study Shows that Florida could save on Energy Efficiency

Florida Renewable Energy News and Links:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=FL

Alternative Energy Resources in Florida:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/alternatives/resources_fl.cfm