Environmental groups say the rush to let states regulate coal ash has lacked transparency or public input.
Millions of dollars in new funding for electric vehicle infrastructure could soon be available in Florida, where lawmakers and regulators have a full slate of transportation-related legislation, dockets and decisions to make.
Sixty-year-old Philip Stoddard, the mayor of South Miami and a full-time biology professor at Florida International University, spoke with Southeast Energy News about how and why he became a mayor, how he marshals science to pass successful legislation supporting renewable and green energy, and what he sees for the future of climate-vulnerable cities like South Miami.
Florida law requires utilities to keep electric bills low and to expand clean energy use. Yet Florida’s heavy reliance on natural gas has exposed ratepayers to economic risk and market volatility, according to advocates.
If you’re in the mood for a fiery conversation about the drawbacks of biomass energy, just sit down with ecologist Mary Booth.