Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Florida's wager against nature

A sobering report from the magazine Florida Trend about how the state's recent insurance legislation puts the whole state on the line, financially, in the event of another big hurricane.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sunshine State a solar-energy laggard

Here's an update on our energy-intensive state's lack of progress toward using solar power to save on fuel consumption. It's worthwhile, though it commits a common error in assuming that Florida is ideal for solar energy. Actually, we typically have a lot of sun-blocking cumulus clouds overhead, which means we need more efficient solar technology than places where the sun hits more directly. (Our plentiful clouds, incidentally, were also the reason the movie industry grew up in California instead of Florida.) Anyway, today's report is in the Sun-Sentinel.