Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

Energy

Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By staff

Irma

Over 24 Percent of Local Homes, Businesses Still Lack Power

Almost 42,000 Florida Power & Light accounts in Manatee County still lack power, while more than 66,000 accounts in Sarasota County remain without power.

09/14/2017 By staff

Irma

Power Still Out for One-Third of Those in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Florida Power & Light expects to have power restored "to essentially all customers" on the Gulf Coast by Friday, Sept. 22.

09/13/2017 By staff

Environment

Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By staff

Energy

College Installs New Solar Array

The local contractor Brilliant Harvest recently completed installation of a solar photovoltaic array on the New College of Florida campus.

08/11/2017 By staff

Energy

Solar Power Basics Explained Wednesday

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County is leading a class on the basics of solar energy for Florida homeowners.

05/12/2017 By staff

Environment

Solar Power Co-Op Hosts Public Information Event Feb. 24

A group of Sarasota homeowners last month announced the formation of a new Sarasota solar power co-op.

02/08/2017 By staff

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By staff

Energy

New Solar Power Co-Op Launches

A number of Sarasota homeowners are forming a new solar power co-op, with members using group buying power to receive a discounted price on solar panels.

12/30/2016 By staff

Environment

'Green Your Business' Classes Continue Through September

Sarasota County is helping business leaders learn how to save money and resources at work by adopting sustainability practices.

06/14/2016 Research by staff

Energy

Solar Company Founder Earns Rare Certification

Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest recently earned his certification as a solar photovoltaic installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

05/24/2016 Research by staff

Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Wins Recognition

Sarasota County's Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was recently named 'Project of the Year' by the Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

05/10/2016 Research by staff