The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) supports the efforts of the Consumers for Smart Solar. As stated in our Amicus Brief filed at the Florida Supreme Court on June 10, 2015, the NCBW opposes the Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) Solar Ballot Initiative because the proposed amendment, if approved, will have a recurring detrimental financial impact on Black women, their families and communities in particular, as well as generally upon members of the public dependent upon electric utility service

Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on Brief Filed Today on the Ballot Initiative Before the...

Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed a brief challenging the solar energy ballot initiative before the Florida Supreme Court and issued the following statement

WINDPOWER 2015 launches in Orlando as wind industry elects new leadership

Just miles from where NASA launches rockets to explore the final frontier, wind power developers, manufacturers, workers, executives and more from around the world gather today for a four-day exploration into what’s next for wind energy in the U.S. The WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) kicks off this afternoon, following election of new leadership this morning by AWEA’s Board of Directors.

Coca-Cola/Hickory Ridge and Watauga County Landfill Projects Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green...

ATLANTA - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized two regional landfills for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengthening the economy.

New energy saving education program to be offered by LSCC to Lake County residents

December 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC), in partnership with Lake County under the County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) project, is offering a Community-Based Outreach Program for Lake County homeowners. This outreach project features an educational session for residents and homeowners, and is designed for presentation to homeowner associations, neighborhood groups, and other civic organizations as a means to promote actions property owners can take to reduce energy consumption and promote energy sustainability directly within their own homes

Lake County Launches GO GREEN GET GREEN Rebate Program

TAVARES, FL - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Board of County Commissioners launched today, the GO GREEN GET GREEN energy efficiency rebate program for Lake County small commercial business owners and residents. Participants who GO GREEN by installing energy efficient products can GET GREEN through the new rebate program funded by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).

Green home listings seamlessly displayed on IDX enabled website of Florida Broker Kirsten Suss

EUGENE, OR - March 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Kirsten Suss of Eco International Real Estate to the growing group of agents and brokers who have chosen to integrate the dynamic IDX Broker software onto their websites. Suss, a specialist in eco-friendly real estate, has now synced her search page directly to the Mid-Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS), to bring thousands of detailed property listings to the fingertips of home seekers around Sarasota, Florida

IBHS CEO to Speak at National Conference About Improving Building Design for Disaster Resistance

Tampa, FL - February 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Julie Rochman, CEO and president of the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) will be a guest speaker at Engineer News-Records’ Mitigating Disaster Through Design and Construction conference March 2-3 in Washington, D.C

Two weeks remain to submit application for Lake County Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Program

TAVARES, FL - September 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The deadline of Sept. 30 is fast approaching for Lake County homeowners and small business owners to submit applications for the County’s energy efficiency retrofit pilot program.

Lake County to select one home and one small commercial building for Energy Efficiency...

TAVARES, FL - September 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, Lake County is conducting a pilot program by selecting one home and one small commercial building to receive free energy efficiency retrofits (up to a $3,000 value) to show how small investments in energy efficiency reduce energy costs.

CFO Sink Urges Governor Crist to Pass Energy Efficiency Legislation

TALLAHASSEE, FL - May 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida CFO Alex Sink today asked Governor Crist to sign into law the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which would give local governments the option of providing loans for property owners to make energy-efficiency enhancements to their homes and engage in renewable energy projects.

Florida Housing Launches Green Building Website

TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) recently launched a new Web site aimed at encouraging green building practices in affordable housing across the state of Florida. The site,, is another example of Florida Housing’s recent push to “Go Green.”

Mean and Green: IBHS to Present at Greenbuild 2009 Conference

TAMPA, FL - November 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced that President and CEO Julie Rochman, along with representatives from Travelers and Ceres, will present “Mean and Green: The Need for Disaster Resistant Green Building,” Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET at the Greenbuild 2009 Conference in Phoenix.

Turner Leading Green Building Efforts in South Florida

Initial Sustainability Goals Exceeded on Turner Projects. Miami, FL - August 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company, the nation’s largest builder of Green buildings, is leading the Green building effort in the South Florida market through the company’s commitment to sustainable building practices.

Lake County finalizes agenda of speakers, presenters for ‘Professionals Turning Green Symposium’ in June

MOUNT DORA, FL - May 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — An impressive slate of speakers and presenters is set for the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” on Thursday, June 11, from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 12, from 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora.

Florida to Host World’s Second-Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant

April 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — By mid 2010, Florida Power and Light (FPL) will construct the Martin Next-Generation Solar Energy Center, a 75-megawatt (MW) plant that will sit on 500 acres near Indiantown, Florida—adjacent to FPL's combined-cycle power facility. The solar plant will be the world's first hybrid energy facility and the largest solar plant of any kind outside of California. Two other solar facilities have homes in Florida—one at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and the other roughly 70 miles southwest of St. Petersburg—and with the new plant, they will collectively produce 110 MW of electric power.

Lake County to present ‘Professionals Turning Green Symposium’ at Lakeside Inn on June 11-12

MOUNT DORA, FL - March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Lake County Green Team is presenting the on Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora.

Energy Tax Credit to Generate $6 Billion in Remodeling Jobs

March 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Energy Star has published comprehensive information on how the housing industry and consumers can take advantage of the federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements in the new economic stimulus package.

Lake County Extension promotes two upcoming programs

TAVARES, FL - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Lake County Cooperative Extension is promoting two upcoming educational programs, “Integrated Pest Management Update” on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and “Greenhouse and Nursery Financial Program for Hard Economic Times” on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Green Bldg Council Welcomes Award-Winning Designer

January 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The January 21 Noon meeting of the CDBIA Green Building Council will feature Ed Binkley for a discussion about "Affordable Green."

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