SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

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SpaceX has begun stacking Starship’s first Florida launch tower. For Florida’s first Starship launch tower, SpaceX has spent more than three months assembling and meticulously outfitting the first six of nine prefabricated tower sections before the first stack.

Florida’s Climate First Bank launches online solar lending with no fees

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Petersburg, Florida-based Climate First Bank , which claims to be the world’s first FDIC-insured community bank founded to fight the climate crisis, today launched an online solar lending platform for Florida residents.

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In This #AgeOfStupid Florida Is World Capitol Of Arrogant Ignorance #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Florida’s governor just locked ‘Florida into a dirty fossil fuel future’

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In other words, Florida towns and cities are now unable to switch to 100% clean energy because they can’t ban fossil fuels. more… The post Florida’s governor just locked ‘Florida into a dirty fossil fuel future’ appeared first on Electrek.

Winnebago will reveal an electric motorhome at Florida RV super show next week

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America’s other iconic RV name , Winnebago, has announced plans to reveal an all-electric concept motorhome developed by the company’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG) at next week’s Florida RV Super Show in Tampa, Florida.

SpaceX preparing giant crane to assemble Starship’s first Florida launch tower

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While SpaceX will have to slalom its way around Pad 39A’s busy launch manifest, there’s no reason to believe that Starship’s first Florida launch tower won’t be stacked at least as quickly. Starship’s Florida mount has incorporated many design changes.

Twitter discouraged from building HQ in Florida by Governor DeSantis

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discouraged Twitter from establishing a headquarters in Florida — despite supporting Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover. Mayor Lenny Curry from Jacksonville, Florida extended an invitation.

3 things I learned on a rural Florida road trip in my Tesla Model 3

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Petersburg, Florida, to Tallahassee, Florida, and back in my Tesla Model 3. more… The post 3 things I learned on a rural Florida road trip in my Tesla Model 3 appeared first on Electrek. I recently drove from St.

Meet The Florida-Based Firm That Electrifies Classic Land Rovers

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is a Florida-based company that restores, updates, customizes, and electrifies classic Land Rovers with Tesla powertrains E.C.D.

Astra ‘Rocket 3’ nosecone dooms first Florida launch attempt

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The post Astra ‘Rocket 3’ nosecone dooms first Florida launch attempt appeared first on TESLARATI. On Thursday, February 10th, Astra Space’s Rocket 3.3 launch vehicle took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) Launch Complex 46 (LC-46).

84% of Florida voters support solar net metering, but Gov. DeSantis will gut it anyway

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to sign a bill after the state’s House and Senate passed it that would slash rooftop solar credits in the state. The post 84% of Florida voters support solar net metering, but Gov.

Florida legislators want to kill solar net metering, and hundreds rallied in protest

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State legislators in Florida have approved Florida SB 1024 and HB 741 , which would require future rooftop solar panel owners to pay higher rates and curb net metering.

StarMetro places 3rd order for electric buses with Proterra for Florida State; 100% battery-electric fleet

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StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public transit system, has agreed to purchase 22 Proterra Catalyst FC buses to service Florida State University (FSU), bringing the StarMetro fleet to 27 battery-electric buses. This procurement also supports the goals defined in Florida State University’s strategic plan to deepen its commitment to continuous innovation, invest strategically and incorporate sustainable living practices into all FSU activities.

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SpaceX drone ship completes 5000-mile journey from Florida to California

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A bit less than four weeks after departing Central Florida’s Port Canaveral, SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (OCISLY) has completed a more than 5000-mile (~8000 km) journey to Port of Long Beach, California.

Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant, will replace with solar

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Florida Power & Light (FPL) yesterday demolished its last coal-fired plant, the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant in Martin County, east of the Everglades. more… The post Florida Power & Light blows up its last coal plant, will replace with solar appeared first on Electrek.

SpaceX rapidly constructing Starship’s first Florida launch pad and tower

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After restarting work on the project a few months ago, SpaceX appears to have gotten back up to speed and begun to make rapid progress on the construction of Starship’s first Florida launch pad and tower.

Florida, Hawaii, & Louisiana Are Latest States to Reclassify Driving Requirements for Next Generation Three-Wheeled Autocycles

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Today, Arcimoto (Nasdaq: FUV) announced that Florida, Hawaii, and Louisiana are the latest states to reclassify driving requirements for next-generation autocycles such as those made by Arcimoto.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload arrives in Florida for the first time in years

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For the first time in almost three years, a spacecraft meant to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has arrived in Cape Canaveral, Florida and begun to prepare for flight. The post SpaceX Falcon Heavy payload arrives in Florida for the first time in years appeared first on TESLARATI.

Florida repeals state Renewable Fuel Standard

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law HB 4001 , the “Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act”, which repeals the state’s Renewable Fuel Standard, effective 1 July 2013. The bill repeals the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act (ss. which requires that, beginning 31 December 2010, all gasoline sold or offered for sale in Florida by a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler be blended gasoline.

Florida-based public microtransit operator Freebee deploys Lightning Systems electric passenger vans

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Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, delivered the first two units on an initial order of six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD wheel-chair accessible passenger vans to Freebee, an operator of on-demand public transportation in the South Florida region.

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UPS to deliver packages in Florida via electric bikes

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UPS has launched its first silent electric delivery trike along Las Olas Boulevard and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. bicycle youtube Florida electric bikes UPSIf you're the type of person that stays at home listening for the UPS truck to arrive as you wait for a delivery, we have bad news for you: that just got a lot more difficult.

Audi to demonstrate automated driving technology in Florida

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In 2012, Governor Scott signed into law HB 1207, which allowed the testing of autonomous vehicles in the state, and made Florida one of only three states (Nevada and California being the other two) where automobile and technology manufacturers could invest, with certainty, in research and design projects for autonomous technology. The state also is hopeful that this research will unlock innovations that will bring safety advances to Florida drivers sooner.

SpaceX to replicate Starbase, build multiple Starship launch pads in Florida

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The obvious implication: SpaceX intends to both build and launch Starships out of multiple Florida launch pads. The post SpaceX to replicate Starbase, build multiple Starship launch pads in Florida appeared first on TESLARATI.

SpaceX preparing for back-to-back Starlink launches from California and Florida

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After a few days of delays pushed the missions closer together, SpaceX is now preparing to launch two batches of 53 Starlink satellites just eight hours apart – one from Florida and the other from California.

@LATimes Things Are Getting Small In Florida #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Van Hool double-decker electric bus with Proterra battery drives 2,500 miles from Florida to California on public chargers

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The double-decker motor coach was “Proterra Powered” and traveled 2,524 miles from Winter Garden, Florida, to Costa Mesa, California, using only public charging stations.

Florida Makes Moves To Expand EV Charging Infrastructure

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NovaCHARGE has completed the successful deployment of 627 EV charging ports

A Florida utility ditches coal, doubles its solar, and leaves out a big part of its story

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Florida utility Tampa Electric Co. more… The post A Florida utility ditches coal, doubles its solar, and leaves out a big part of its story appeared first on Electrek. has announced it will retire three coal units and double its solar output within two years.

Florida man attacks Tesla Model 3 with conviction in strange incident — police now involved

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A Florida man has been recorded engaging in what appears to be a random act of aggression against a parked Tesla Model 3. While Melissa was at work a guy in a red VW pulled up and attacked her parked Tesla in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Florida Pilot Program Explores Electrification Of Rental Car Fleets

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Two-thirds of EV renters surveyed indicated their experience made them more likely to purchase an EV as their next vehicle

EGEB: A Florida nonprofit ran a solar boot camp with guaranteed jobs for 27 young adults

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A Florida solar boot camp provides guaranteed jobs for young adults. more… The post EGEB: A Florida nonprofit ran a solar boot camp with guaranteed jobs for 27 young adults appeared first on Electrek.

15 companies form Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

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A group of 15 companies, including TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Champion Brands, and JJ Taylor Companies, has formed The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition ( FNGVC ). FNGVC advocates incentives for natural gas vehicles in Florida similar to those in Texas and nearly a dozen other states. 5.9% (1,992 vehicles) of AFVs in Florida. Florida State Representative Lake Ray believes that NGVs will be considered in the 2013 legislative session in Tallahassee.

SpaceX preparing to assemble launch tower for Starship’s first Florida pad

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SpaceX has slowly but surely begun the process of building Starship’s first Florida launch pad – including preparations for the off-site assembly of a second skyscraper-sized ‘launch tower.’ This is #SpaceX at Roberts Road at the cape in Florida.

LS9 starts up Florida demonstration facility; 135,000 liter scale

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LS9, a synthetic biology company producing renewable fuels and chemicals directly by microbes ( earlier post ), announced the successful start-up of its Florida operations with an initial production run of fatty alcohols. Initially, the Florida facility will be used to enhance LS9’s production capability and generate large commercial samples for testing and product qualification by key partners and prospective customers.

Agrisoma expanding partnership with Univ. of Florida on biojet fuel in US; Carinata seed

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is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of biojet fuel in the United States. The research project will operate under the oversight of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in conjunction with the Florida-based Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata ( SPARC ). —David Wright, project lead and an agronomy professor at the University of Florida.

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How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

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Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes. carpool Plug-In Hybrids incentives plug-in cars hov FloridaSome people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. That privilege is extended to hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric cars. DON'T MISS: Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After.

LS9 expands operations at its Florida demonstration facility with successful customer trial

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LS9, a developer of renewable chemicals and fuels, has expanded operations at its Okeechobee, Florida demonstration facility with a successful customer trial. The Florida facility was initially designed, and has been used, to scale-up LS9’s fermentation technology and generate large commercial samples for testing and product qualification by key partners and prospective customers.

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CNG Ford Focus Available in Florida

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and Altech-Eco have signed an exclusive agreement to bring EPA-certified dedicated and bi-fuel (gasoline/compressed natural gas) retrofitted Ford Focus vehicles (MY 2008 and 2009) to Florida consumers. The Ford Focus with CNG option is now available in Florida through Wise Gas, Inc. is in the permitting and planning process for the state’s first public CNG fueling station in South Florida. Wise Gas , Inc.

U Florida team using fungi to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries

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A team of researchers University of South Florida is using naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. The researchers presented their work at the 252 nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia. Although a global problem, the US leads the way as the largest generator of electronic waste. It is unclear how many electronic products are recycled.

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Olympian Alex Yee & PEUGEOT e-208, Florida: PSTA Acquires 60 All-Electric Buses, Pricing for Highly Anticipated IONIQ 5 EV

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The post Olympian Alex Yee & PEUGEOT e-208, Florida: PSTA Acquires 60 All-Electric Buses, Pricing for Highly Anticipated IONIQ 5 EV appeared first on EV Obsession.

Gevo signs letter of intent with Highlands EnviroFuels to license isobutanol technology for Florida plant; sugar cane and sweet sorghum

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Highlands will build a commercial-scale “Brazilian-style” syrup mill in Highlands County, Florida, which would have a production capacity of approximately 200,000 metric tons of fermentable sugar per year. In particular, isobutanol has a significant market opportunity in Florida with the boating industry given isobutanol’s favorable properties as compared to ethanol.

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Tesla Model S: NY-To-FL Trip, Day 3, South Carolina To Florida

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The third day of my New York-to-Florida electric-car road trip, using the newly completed string of Supercharger stations along the East Coast, brought me almost to my destination in Florida. DAY 3: Santee, South Carolina, to Ormond Beach, Florida SANTEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, to SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I

Tesla battery reignites twice after fatal Florida crash: NTSB report

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Following a crash in early May that killed two teenagers, the battery in the Tesla Model S the teens were driving reignited twice after firefighters had initially extinguished it, according to the preliminary report released Tuesday by the NTSB. The report notes that the car was traveling 116 mph seconds before it crashed into a wall, which tore. battery fire

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