Vieira, Robin; Elder, Marsha; Kettles, Colleen; Tait, Jim
Energy Consumption; Buildings; Energy Efficiency
The future of Florida's economy, environment and security is inextricably intertwined with our energy use decisions. Our state has one of the nation's fastest growing populations, promoting rapid expansion of an energy industry that imports its fuel supplies. Florida exports approximately $32 billion per year for these energy fuels. Moreover, the Florida economy depends critically on tourism and agriculture, and the fuels and energy products that maintain them. Our pristine environment is the primary natural resource supporting this unique economic engine and the adverse effects of our rapidly growing energy use now stress it. Our State's economic well-being and security lay in the balance.
Buildings - Energy Consumption; Buildings - Energy Efficiency
Florida Solar Energy Center and Fairey, Philip, "Florida's Energy Future: Opportunities For Our Economy, Environment And Security" (2004). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 549.