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Florida Clean Energy Groups

Citizens for Clean Energy http://citizensforcleanenergy.org/

Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy
http://www.floridaallianceforrenewableenergy.org/

Florida Business Network for Clean Energy
http://floridacleanenergy.biz/

Florida Bioenergy Association
http://www.flbiofuels.org/

Florida Green Building Coalition
http://floridagreenbuilding.org/

Florida Renewable Energy Association
http://cleanenergyflorida.org/

FL Renewable Energy Producers Association
http://www.floridaenergyproducers.com/

Florida Solar Energy Industries Association
http://www.flaseia.org/

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
http://www.seealliance.org/

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
http://www.cleanenergy.org/

Space Coast Clean Energy Consortium
http://spacecoastenergy.org/

Energy News from the Florida Solar Energy Center http://blog.floridaenergycenter.org/echronicle/

Video and Transcript of Florida Solar Energy Center presentation about Florida-Manufactured Solar PV http://blog.floridaenergycenter.org/echronicle/2011/12/florida-manufactured-solar-electric-panels/

State of Florida Job Creation Plan http://www.floridajobs.org/docs/business-resources/state_of_florida_job_creation_plan.pdf

Blog with News and Resources on Florida Green Jobs:  http://www.greencollarblog.org/florida_green_jobs/

Perennial Biomass Crops – Can Florida preserve its rural areas while simultaneously bringing jobs to those areas and producing a native energy supply?  To learn more, check out these copies and audio of March 26, 2012 national briefing on the role such crops can play to grow new sources of revenue for farmers and new jobs while providing a new source of domestic energy, conserving soil and water, reducing nutrient pollution and enhancing wildlife habitat and helping reduce nutrient pollution.  See:
http://www.eesi.org/conservation-energy-security-and-jobs-biomass-crops-question-next-farm-bill-26-mar-2012

California Poised to Launch Program Eliminating the Upfront Cost of Energy - Forbes March 28, 2012 piece about California’s move toward eliminating the upfront cost of energy efficiency and solar upgrades which could launch in 2013. In January 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission released for comment a proposal that would create the nation's first statewide on-bill repayment (OBR) program for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to be financed entirely by third parties. Here's how it would work. After performing an energy audit of the home or commercial building, or assessing the suitability of the rooftop for solar, a contractor recommends improvements to the building owner (e.g., improvements such as insulation, high-efficiency windows,duct-sealing, or rooftop solar). The contractor presents an estimate of the upfront cost of the improvements and,if the building owner agrees to the upgrades, sends a loan request to participating banks for approval. The loan is repaid through the customer's monthly utility bill. Whatever the savings would be on the project, they would be required to exceed what the building owner has to pay each month on the loan. The savings to the customer continue long after the loan is repaid.  If the property is sold, the loan stays with the meter and would be taken over by the new tenant.  See: (http://www.forbes.com/sites/justingerdes/2012/03/28/california-poised-to-launch-program-eliminating-the-upfront-cost-of-energy-efficiency-and-solar-upgrades/


Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment
, Brookings Institution, July 2011 (2011, data available for Florida statewide and selected metropolitan areas)
http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2011/0713_clean_economy.aspx

Pew Charitable Trusts research reports on clean energy
http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_detail.aspx?id=692 and The Clean energy economy report (2009, Florida data available) http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Clean_Economy_Report_Web.pdf

Waste to Energy, The City of Spokane Washington is using its own yard, food and wood waste (“Green Waste”) to grow renewable energy jobs.  See: 
http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=28646&TypeID=1

 

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