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Lawmakers Could Give More Power, Less Accountability To Florida’s Utility Regulators

Newly introduced legislation proposes tweaking the structure of Florida’s Public Service Commission. The bill would allow the PSC to operate year-over-year without seeking re-approval each fiscal year and removes a check on PSC rulemaking.

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Florida Says No To $400M In Federal Solar Energy Incentives

A $7 billion grant “competition” to promote clean energy in disadvantaged communities by providing low-income households with access to affordable solar energy was introduced by President Joe Biden earlier this year, but none of that money will reach Florida households. Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to pass on the $400 million up for grabs by choosing to opt out of the opportunity.

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Building A Sustainable Future: How Real Estate Innovations Combat Climate Change And Cut Costs

With climate change threats looming, coupled with rising operational expenses, professionals are adapting by embracing innovative sustainability strategies. By implementing innovative sustainability strategies and practices, real estate professionals can combat climate change and cut costs.

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Miami-Dade County Looks To Cut Ties With Ygrene Energy Improvement Funding

The commissioner who is championing the pullout says the improvement financing vehicle is actually making consumer loans. An October 2022 Federal Trade Commission order said Ygrene deceived consumers about the potential impact of its financing and that it unfairly placed liens on homes without consent.

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States Sue FEMA Over Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

When FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 pricing plan went into effect in April, the agency said it was more equitable and better reflects flood risk. The result is rate increases that will average more than 100% in coastal states like Louisiana and Florida. Some parishes in southeast Louisiana will see rates go up on average more than 500%.

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Strengthening The Energy Grid In Doral: FPL Details Local Efforts To Improve Storm Resiliency And Overall Service Reliability

As part of its ongoing effort to improve resiliency in the face of severe weather, FPL’s investments in Doral include moving more power lines underground, strengthening overhead lines and installing more intelligent devices along the energy grid to help detect potential problems and restore power faster when outages do occur. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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