Russ and I attended The 2007 Alternative Energy Summit: Powering Florida's Energy Independence held in Jupiter Monday, August 30th 2007. It was a fast paced flow of information that touched on all of the initiatives underway in the state. Quite frankly, it's remarkable to find that there are a lot of very smart, talented, and hard working Floridians undertaking the hard task of getting us to become Energy Independent.
Anyhow, I'd like to mention some things I heard there - some of which I'd heard before. Treat them as food for thought. Here they are:
About 1,000 people move into Florida everyday.
“There may be no more pressing issue in our state than the impact of our country’s current level of use of fossil fuels on the state and global environment. The relationship between our energy sources and our security, economy and environment demand a bold vision. Of all the states, Florida has the most at stake - and must take a leadership role.” - Century Commission, First Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature (2007)
Sustainable energy is the efficient use of renewable resources to provide society's need for energy while minimizing the impact on our environment
• Efficient Use
• Renewable Resource
Reduce Global Warming with ICE. I=Insulation, C=Conservation, E=Efficiency.
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