Potential for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Meet Florida's Growing Energy Demands

Research Report E072


R. Neal Elliott, Maggie Eldridge, Anna Shipley, John "Skip" Laitner, Steve Nadel, Philip Fairey, Robin Vieira, and Jeff Sonne, Alison Silverstein, Bruce Hedman, and Ken Darrow


Florida is one of the most rapidly growing states in the country. In addition, the state has a particularly vulnerable energy infrastructure due to its lack of indigenous resources and stretched supply lines. This report looks at the potential for energy efficiency, combined heat and power, and renewable energy to meet the future electricity demands. The study shows that the proposed suite of policies can meet most of the growth in demand while reducing energy bills, creating jobs and reducing emissions of criteria and global warming pollutants.