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Rick Kriseman sets next steps to reach 100 percent clean energy goal

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St. Petersburg became the first Florida city last month to sign on to the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, which seeks to convert the city to 100 percent renewable, green energy. Mayor Rick Kriseman on Friday set out the first steps the city is taking to reach that goal. It’s an initiative he calls the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan. The city has earmarked $250,000 for the ISAP. First on the ISAP list is an overall energy audit to help…

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USF St. Pete announces climate action plan

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Sophia Wisniewska, the regional chancellor at USF St. Petersburg, announced Friday that the campus has created a climate action plan to help the university reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Wisniewska made her announcement as part of a press conference at St. Petersburg City Hall with Mayor Rick Kriseman. Kriseman set out the city’s next steps for converting the city to 100 percent renewable energy. USFSP’s action plan, or CAP, will serve as a guide to help the…

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St. Pete is first Florida city to commit to 100 percent clean energy, Sierra Club says

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The St. Petersburg council has agreed to transition the city to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. The vote makes St. Pete the first Florida municipality and the 20th in the U.S. to make the commitment and sign on to the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 national campaign, according to the club’s local branch. The local branch, the Suncoast Sierra Club, sponsors the Ready for 100 Percent St. Pete local campaign that the city also supports. Ready for 100 percent St.…

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PSTA’s 4th electric bus demo shows commitment to clean transit

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The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is pushing hard for all-electric buses. For the fourth time, the agency held an electric bus demonstration at its headquarters. “If they keep building them, we will keep bringing them here,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. “Any one of the electric buses that we have demonstrated here at PSTA could have a place somewhere in our system.” The buses run clean with zero emissions and run quiet. They’re equipped with all the same amenities as…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Democrat Jeff Greene touts jobs in new TV spot

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Palm Beach billionaire and Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene has launched another TV ad, this one touting his plan for creating jobs. The plan: investment in “clean energy,” tax breaks for small businesses and an end to tax breaks for “companies shipping jobs overseas.”

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