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Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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Florida Power & Light Announces 10 New Solar Projects Worth 745 Megawatts

Florida-based power utility company Florida Power & Light Company announced last week that it was beginning construction on 10 new solar projects, each of which will have a capacity of 74.5 megawatts (MW), thus bringing 745 MW of new solar capacity online beginning 2020. 

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Ron DeSantis names Florida blue-green algae task force

He also promised to increase water monitoring, ban fracking, clean up septic tanks and speed the construction of a 17,000-acre Everglades reservoir south of the lake. A fracking ban is likely dead in …

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Environmentalists cite report on Florida oil spills as bid to ban fracking stalls

“How can this industry be trusted to use fracking and matrix acidizing when they’re averaging nine spills … She said department rules require, as part of the permitting process, that drilling …

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Florida Legislature unlikely to pass true fracking ban | Paula Dockery

According to the staff analysis of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, the three process … Matrix acidizing uses larger volumes of acid solution injected at pressures below …

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Florida clean water activists say: it’s not a fracking ban if matrix acidizing is allowed

“Now, some of the folks in the oil and gas drilling operations will say, well, it’s not due to fracking, or it’s not due to drilling, which is true. But what these earthquakes are actually tied to is …

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Florida ‘fracking’ ban backed amid criticism

“I believe we are better off doing something towards the cause of banning fracking in our state and hope that at some point in this committee process this year … then we are in favor of fracking.” …

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House bill bans 2 of 3 forms of oil, gas fracking in Florida

possible water and air contamination and use of deep ground injection to dispose of waste. In Florida, environmental groups say the state’s porous limestone rock makes fracking an even greater threat, …

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These bills ban fracking in Florida. They also have loopholes.

Both bills have loopholes that would allow use of another type of drilling technique called matrix acidizing, a process that involves injecting an acid solution at a pressure low enough to not be …

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Fracking ban advances in Florida Senate, environmentalists warn it doesn’t go far enough

Ron DeSantis’ call to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves injecting large volumes of fluids into rock formations at a “high rate” of pressure to help release natural gas and oil. Sen …

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