Gainesville Regional Utilities offers rebates on a variety of energy-efficient technologies for its residential electric customers. Rebates are offered for central air conditioners, room air conditioning units, heat pump water heaters, insulation, duct sealing, refrigerator recycling, pool pumps and natural gas appliance rebates. GRU may require proof of purchase after installation before awarding the rebate. Eligibility and system requirements vary widely between programs and all equipment requirements must be met in order to participate.
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers an incentive to business customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment at eligible facilities. Incentives are available for ductwork, insulation, air conditioning systems, natural gas heating systems, refrigerator recycling and custom measures. Rental property owners also qualify for a number of rebates offered through this program that would otherwise apply specifically to residential customers. All equipment must meet the equipment requirements specified on the program web site.
In March 1999, the Florida Public Service Commission issued an order requiring the state's investor-owned electric utilities, which serve about 80% to 85% of the state's electric customers, to provide information on their fuel mix to customers on a quarterly basis, effective April 18, 1999. This information must be included as a bill insert or on the bill itself, and must be based on data available for the most recent 12-month period. A standard label is not required.
'''''Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has suspended the Solar Water Heating rebate program until 2013. Contact the utility for more information on these offerings.'''''
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority is offering a Solar Water Heating rebate program. Flat rebates of $450 are now available to residential customers toward the installation of new solar water heating units.
Systems must be certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center and installed by a licensed Florida contractor to qualify. Rebates are limited to one per household.
Florida's Forest Service completed in 2010 its study "Economic Impact Analysis of Woody Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy in Florida". The study summarizes the estimated economic benefits of utilizing forest residues for energy generation and includes economic analysis of several existing and potential state and federal incentives related to forest biomass utilization.
It is the policy of the state of Florida: (a) To provide for the management of water and related land resources; (b) To promote the conservation, replenishment, recapture, enhancement, development, and proper utilization of surface and groundwater; (c) To develop and regulate dams, impoundments, reservoirs, and other works and to provide water storage for beneficial purposes; (d) To promote the availability of sufficient water for all existing and future reasonable-beneficial uses and natural systems; (e) To prevent damage from floods, soil erosion, and excessive drainage; (f) To minimize
The Florida Venture Capital Program provides equity investments and convertible debt instruments to emerging Florida companies and companies locating in Florida with long-term growth potential. Equity investments require a matching private capital investment or other credit assistance. Equity investments and debt instruments ranging from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 are available, though larger transactions are permitted in exceptional cases.
The Department of Public Health is responsible for administering a statewide radiation protection program. The program is designed to permit development and utilization of sources of radiation for purposes consistent with the health and safety of the public, and to prevent any associated harmful effects of radiation upon the public through the regulation of all radiation sources.