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Fracking in Florida? UF scientists dig deep to uncover potential

What would be the effect on Florida's environment if fracking becomes widespread?

Two researchers from the University of Florida -- a geophysicist and a geologist -- explain what they think could happen.

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TIA, TECO announce mega-solar project at Tampa airport

Tampa Electric is building a solar array at Tampa International Airport (TIA) that will be large enough to generate enough power to fuel 250 homes on a daily basis.

The sustainable alternative energy project is the largest yet for TECO and takes advantage of space offered by the sprawling airport in West Tampa.

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Tampa Electric, Tampa Airport team up on solar energy

Tampa Electric and Tampa International Airport are teaming up to create the largest solar energy array in Hillsborough County and the entire Tampa Bay region.

The solar panels will be installed on the roof of the airport's parking garage to generate up to 2 megawatts of energy.

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Duke Energy Awards USFSP Grant For Solar Power

USFSP will soon install a major solar power grid atop buildings on campus thanks to a $500,000 grant from Duke Energy.

The grant is part of Duke's Sunsense program, which has previously awarded similar assistance to USF in Tampa, the University of Central Florida and St. Petersburg College.

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USF Prof Explores Solar Energy Storage Technology

USF Mechanical Engineer Yogi Goswami is researching the solar energy storage capacity of golf ball-sized capsules filled with salt. The technology involved can turn water into steam long after the sun goes down.

Finding the right formula for storing energy could hugely influence how power is used, especially in Third World nations.

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Port Of Tampa Plans Huge Fueling Station

The Port of Tampa expands its capacity to supply the Tampa Bay region's gasoliine, diesel, aviation fuel and oil with a $56 million investment in a new petroleum terminal.

Half the money for the project is coming from the state of Florida to keep vehicles on track, on the road and in the air.

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Tesla Center Near Tampa Sells Electric Supercars

All electric Tesla sedans can now be purchased in Tampa thanks to a new consultation service center in Brandon just off of U.S. 301 between Adamo Drive and Broadway.

Consumer Reporter Richard Mullins of The Tampa Tribune took a Model S sedan on a test drive.

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Tesla Expands Sales Center in East Tampa

Innovative California car maker Tesla is moving into Central Florida with an expanded sales center in East Tampa that is expected to increase interest in as well as sales of the futuristic automobiles that run on electric-powered engines.

Tesla is the automaker that many anticipate will bring to market energy-efficient smart cars that could provide a solution to traffic congestion in densely popularted California and Florida.
 
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Economist Predicts Natrual Gas Boom For Florida

The U.S. consumers desire for clean fuel and energy independence are contributing to Florida's growing value in natural gas reserves.

Fifth Third Bank Economist Jeff Korzenik predicts investors would do well to put their money behind growing demand for natural gas.

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Oil Recycling Plant To Open At Tampa Port In 2014

NexLube Tampa is spending $120 million to build an oil re-recycling plant at the Port of Tampa about halfway between Palm River and Gibsonton.

The plant is designed to process up to 24 million gallons of oil per year.

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Florida Trucking Shifts To Natural Gas, Tampa

The natural gas boom echoes in Florida with private companies and public providers converting trucks and other vehicles to natural gas because it's cheaper, more fuel efficient and burns cleaner than traditional fuels.

High gas prices and limited supplies help drive the shift to natural gas.

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Hillsborough Joins Tampa In Push For Recycling

The unincorporated parts of Hillsborough County -- everywhere except Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City -- are about to become part of a new effort to encourage recycling among residents who now through everything in the garbage.

The county will soon distribute two cans, one for waste / one for recycling, to each household, making it easier to sort and pickup waste. The long-term goal is for the investment to pay off in sales of recyclable material as well as reductions in garbage disposal.

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Moving To Tampa: Manufacturer Cites Talent As Key Attractor

Heat Pipe Technology, a manufacturing firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, is moving to Tampa.

Company officials plan to relocate 15 employees, add 15 jobs and grow to employ 100.

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Florida High Tech Corridor: Hotbed For Technology

Mashable Business places the Florida High Tech Corridor firmly on the map for producing high-tech jobs and startups with bright futures.

The Corridor links the research and innovation being done at the University of South Florida in Tampa with the University of Central Florida in Orlando with lots of spin-off companies emerging in between.

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Planet Green Group Builds Smart Energy Homes, Dunedin

A Florida homebuilder proposes a townhouse project that depends on solar and other alternative energy sources, going easy on homeowners' wallets and the environment.

Paavo Salmi of Plant Green Group says he plans the 25-unit "net zero energy'' project in Dunedin.

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