Tag Archives: Gainesville Regional Utilities

Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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Local Power Plant Receives National Forest Certification

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center received the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification on Oct. 28. GREC is the first power plant in the country to receive this certification.

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Gainesville Hires Third Party for GRU Audit, Examines GREC Contract

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities will be audited by a third party to investigate a 30-year contract between the company and the owners of a biomass plant.

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Water-Saving Technologies And Conservation Goals Cut Confusion

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

According to a recent survey, most people are confused about water conservation. Small efforts add up, but awareness of water consumption is most important, according to GRU.

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City Responds to GRU Complaint on Fee Tax

By on May 28th, 2014 | Last updated: June 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

The City Attorney and attorney representing Gainesville Regional Utilities have concluded the tax on the electric customer charge is justified.

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Group Investigating If GRU May Have Overcharged You $33 In Last Three Years

By on May 21st, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

A program of the state attorney general’s office is investigating whether GRU, the city and the county may be inappropriately taxing a portion of utility bills each month, upwards of $2.7 million in taxes over the last three years.

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Officials Ensure Energy Prices Will Not Rise With New Coal Ban

By on April 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Locals are reacting to the possibility of a utility rate increase that would accompany Gainesville’s possible switch away from mountaintop coal removal.

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Alachua County Unveils Quieter, Environment-Friendly Garbage Trucks

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

The latest in garbage truck innovation is quietly rolling down Alachua County’s streets. The royal-blue giants come complete with robotic arms and safety cameras — even that new car smell.

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Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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