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2016 Ballot Prospects Dim For Solar Inititative

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The light is fading for one of two solar-energy initiatives trying to get on Florida's 2016 ballot. The "Floridians for Solar Choice" coalition, remains about 400,000 petitions short of qualifying for the 2016 ballot and is in the midst of a contract dispute with a petition-gathering firm.

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‘Green Roofs’ Face Building Code Barriers

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Despite their eco-friendliness, green roofs are still not entirely implemented in Florida due to concerns over their resistance to natural catastrophes like Hurricanes. Glenn Acomb, senior lecturer in landscape architecture at UF, has done extensive research has yielded positive results so far, but the Florida Building Code has been reluctant to accept their implementation.

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