How Jacksonville Residents Feel About Increasing Energy Burden and JEA’s Performance: Survey Findings
Polling of Jacksonville area residents reveals how residents feel about JEA efforts to address increasing energy burden while reducing its carbon emissions.
JinkoSolar still intends to expand its Jacksonville solar panel plant even though City Council pulled legislation for taxpayer incentives.
The Clearwater City Council unanimously passed a resolution that also emphasizes equity. Clearwater has become the 13th Florida city to commit to 100% clean and renewable energy.
Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) recently developed an Electrical Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) to delineate how it will produce and deliver electricity over a 10-15 year period. The plan was developed with the assistance of an engineering consulting company with input from an IRP Stakeholder Advisory Committee. This is a description of what was problematic about the EIRP and potential ramifications.
While many other utilities are rapidly transitioning to clean, renewable energy sources, JEA is almost fully reliant on highly-polluting fossil fuels for energy generation. JEA needs to begin a brisk and substantial transition to clean, renewable energy sources to capitalize on many financial and economic opportunities.