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FPL to build 8 new Florida solar energy plants, add 2.5M panels by 2018

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Florida Power & Light Co. is doubling down on solar power, announcing Monday a significant expansion of renewable energy production through next year. FPL, currently the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, will build eight new universal solar power plants by early 2018 – boosting its production with more than 2.5 million solar panels. “We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar,” said FPL President/CEO Eric Silagy, “so we can deliver even more zero-emissions…

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Florida Power & Light brings 3 solar plants online, 4 more planned for 2017

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For 2017, Florida Power & Light became the largest generator of solar power in the Sunshine State by bringing online three new universal solar energy plants. FPL also announced plans to build four more solar plants this year, as well as install several innovative solar systems throughout local communities. The nation’s third-largest utility, a subsidiary of Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy, is now able to generate an unprecedented amount of clean energy for millions of FPL customers statewide. On Dec. 31,…

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Three Florida cities receive perfect score for LGBT anti-discrimination policies

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Three Florida cities, including St. Petersburg and Orlando, earned perfect scores in enacting policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens from discrimination. In a statement Tuesday, Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce recognized Orlando, St. Petersburg and Wilton Manors (in Broward County), for receiving 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2015 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). The municipalities were among 47 of 408 rated cities in the United States to achieve a perfect score. “We are proud of…

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AT&T Florida latest major employer to join Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce

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AT&T Florida is the latest major employer to join the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition, which seeks to end statewide LGBT discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Supported by more than 400 Florida businesses, the coalition is working to pass the Florida Competitive Workforce Act during the 2016 Legislative Session. The Act would help protect all Floridians, and attract more entrepreneurs, companies, and a diverse workforce to the state. Recent polling found nearly 7 out of…

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Despite stalling this year, hopes remain for Florida Competitive Workforce Act in 2016

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Despite the Legislature failing this year to advance statewide discrimination protections for employment, housing, and public accommodations, equality for Florida’s workforce is more popular than ever. With the early dismissal of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the Florida Competitive Workforce Act did not advance during the recently ended 2015 Florida legislative session. However, the number of businesses and people backing the measure continue to reach new heights, giving supporters hope for a solid comeback when lawmakers reconvene in January 2016. Florida…

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