The Florida Energy and Climate Commission was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services by this year's Legislature, and within the Department, a new Office of Energy.
For the first time since 2006, the Farm to Fuel Summit, an annual event hosted by Agriculture will not be held. Instead, a new Florida Energy Summit is planned for October 26 through October 28 in Orlando. More info on the Summit at its website.
While the Farm-to-Fuel Summit's focus was on agriculture based fuels, including biofuel, this new Summit is to look at all renewable energy and conservation approaches.
An interesting placement within Agriculture for the Energy Office which once enjoyed status in the Office of the Governor. According to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
The Office of Energy will administer state and federal energy incentive programs, promote the development and use of renewable energy resources, to promote energy conservation in all energy sectors and to provide assistance to other state agencies, counties, municipalities and regional planning agencies to further and promote their energy planning activities.