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October 19, 2010
The Jury’s In: Hillsborough County Courthouse Goes Solar

One state of the art courthouse is serving as an example for others.

October 15, 2010
Existing Miami-Dade county water treatment facility.
Breaking Ground in Miami-Dade

Officials from Miami-Dade County and the U.S. Department of Energy were on hand Wednesday, October 13th to formally break ground on an innovative project that will help improve the energy efficiency of one of the county’s major water treatment facilities.
The project will upgrade and expand the existing power generation system at the water plant which generates electricity from digester gas produced at the plant.  Landfill gas, which is produced from the Solid Waste Department’s South Dade Landfill, will be collected and piped across a canal to the water plant where it will be mixed with digester gases.  By combining landfill and digester gases, the county will increase the amount of self-generated electricity, and reduce the county's consumption of electricity generated from fossil fuels.

October 13, 2010
CX-004248: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Shovel Ready Grants - Clean Fuel, LLC
CX(s) Applied: B1.31, B2.2, B5.1
Date: 10/13/2010
Location(s): Lakeland, Florida
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

October 1, 2010
CX-004067: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Strategy to Accelerate United States Transition to Electric Vehicles
CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
Date: 10/01/2010
Location(s): Florida
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 30, 2010
CX-004114: Categorical Exclusion Determination

E85 (Ethanol) Retail Fueling Infrastructure Installation
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/30/2010
Location(s): North Miami Beach, Florida
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 30, 2010
A Path Forward for the Gulf Coast

Our country has made a promise to the people and small businesses of the Gulf Coast to restore their environment, economy and health, and continue a conversation with the fisherman, environmental workers, elected officials, health officials, scientists and Gulf residents on how to restore the Gulf.

September 27, 2010
A worker synchronizes a traffic light on State Road A1A in St. Augustine, FL. | Energy Department Photo |
Florida County Seeks to Reduce Emissions and Improve Traffic

St. Johns County, Florida is tackling its traffic-timing problem with a little help from an Energy Department Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grant. The county will use the grant to improve traffic flow by re-synchronizing signals at five major road segments. In total, 23 traffic signals will be retimed and synchronized, resulting in lower fuel consumption, shorter travel times, increased travel speed, less stopping and less engine idling.

September 17, 2010
CX-004019: Categorical Exclusion Determination

A Low-Cost Modular Optical Voltage Sensor for Power Transmission Applications
CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1
Date: 09/17/2010
Location(s): Seminole, Florida
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

September 16, 2010
CX-003701: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Bio-Diesel Cellulosic Ethanol Research Project
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 09/16/2010
Location(s): Hendry County, Florida
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

September 15, 2010
Moving Clean Energy Innovations Out of the Lab and into the Market

Universities across the country have embraced the need to address climate and energy challenges, and now we need to effectively harness the resources and intellectual capital of our world’s leading research institutions. The wealth of ideas originating from our university laboratories will help build innovative cleantech companies that drive future economic development and create jobs for Americans.