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In The News: UCF Responds To Bomb Threat, Activists Oppose Bear Hunts, Oysters Negatively Affecting Economy, Duke Energy New Solar Plan

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

UCF Police Evacuate Student Union After Bomb Threat – The University of Central Florida Police Department evacuated the student union after a reported bomb threat late Saturday evening. Students were asked to avoid the student union until the police department […]

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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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Despite Obstacles, Solar Energy Slowly Gains Traction In Florida

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Solar energy is growing in popularity in Florida. The largest solar power system in Marion County was recently completed despite losing incentives, including Florida’s solar rebate.

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Alachua County Part Of Grant For Increasing Solar Panel Accessibility

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Alachua County is part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to make solar panels more accessible to residents. The county will use its share of the $1.575 million grant to create a system on its website to help residents obtain solar panel installation permits.

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Gainesville recognized for solar power adoption

By on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

Gainesville is attracting attention for its per-capita use of solar energy, which is growing fast as a result of a GRU solar feed-in tariff program.  WUFT-TV’s Brian Penter reports.

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