Florida leading in sustainability initiatives

| October 20, 2019

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The Tampa Electric Company (TECO) is set to begin production on two solar energy projects that are expected to finish sometime next year. Hillsborough County is taking an important step toward diversifying their sources of energy production, bringing us ever closer to environmental sustainability. Hillsborough County should continue this kind of investment in order to ensure we can transition away from our fossil fuel dependency. Both TECO’s investments on the county level as well as USF’s investments in the Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF) exemplify the success of transitioning to solar energy. The additional projects will be paid for through a $1 increase in the energy bills of Hillsborough County citizens. The project will cost a total of $26.5 million dollars and is projected to save TECO $193 million in fuel costs, as reported by Florida Politics on Oct. 17. This is the kind of strategic planning that simultaneously makes economic sense and addresses environmental issues.

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