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11.14.2007

Everybody Ought to Know Six Green Facts About Florida

  • Florida is among the top 30 emitters of greenhouses gases in the world
  • Florida's emissions are growing faster than the national average
  • Florida ranks third after Texas and California as the states consuming the most energy
  • Florida ranked 29th among the nation's states in its energy efficiency policies and programs in 2006 calculated based on energy-efficiency programs, building codes and other efforts. (North Dakota ranks last.)
  • Almost three of four Floridians think state lawmakers should take immediate steps to combat global warming
  • Florida is the first state in the US to require climate risk disclosure (CFO Alex Sink).
Sources: Center for Climate Strategies,George Gonzalez of the University of Miami, author of The Politics of Air Pollution, American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE), St. Petersburg Times News Poll.

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