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Jeff Brandes, Drive Electric Florida show off Tesla’s new wares at the Capitol

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A day after state Sen. Jeff Brandes chaired a committee that spent half its time receiving a presentation on the laurels of electric cars, the St. Petersburg Republican took six groups of reporters and legislators for a demonstration spin around the Capitol in a brand new Tesla on Thursday. The Transportation Committee chairman led an exposition sponsored by Drive Electric Florida, a consortium of environmental, energy and automotive interests looking to expand the role of electric vehicles in the state’s transportation. “It’s…

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Jeff Lyash at Tiger Bay

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They say power corrupts. Yet as Florida continues to grow in the future, it will need even more….power. With Fossil fuels projected to be readily available to burn for electricity no more than 20 more years, the power industry must make long-term plans now for its future. In Florida, Jeff Lyash, President & CEO of Progress Energy, has his company betting on a new nuclear plant, as well as several smaller alternative energy projects such as a new solar energy…

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