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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $80,500,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $27,400,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               121,300

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $8,600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $2,200,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           53,100

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Port Dolphin LNG Deep Water Port, Florida

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups PROSPECT:  Likely BACKGROUND:  Port Dolphin LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Höegh LNG AS, submitted an application in March 2007 for a license to construct and operate a liquefied … Continue reading

Destin Dome Unit, Florida

STATUS:  Killed TYPE: Natural Gas OPPOSITION:  Florida state government, environmental groups PROSPECT:  Dead BACKGROUND:  The Destin Dome Unit is a block of federal outer continental shelf leases acquired by Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Murphy Oil to drill for natural gas about … Continue reading

Progress Energy Apalachicola Area Improvements, FL

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Transmission Line OPPOSITION: Local Residents and Property Owners; Franklin County Commissioners. PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: Progress Energy is working on a 38-mile transmission line project in Gulf and Franklin counties located in the Florida Panhandle.  … Continue reading

Progress Energy Levy County Transmission Line, FL

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission Line OPPOSITION:  Public Citizen; Green Party of Florida; Ecology Party of Florida; Nuclear Information and Resource Service PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Progress Energy is planning to construct about 200 miles of transmission lines needed … Continue reading

Port Sutton Envirofuels Ethanol Plant, FL

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local residents (PEL Laboratories) PROSPECTS: Highly Unlikely BACKGROUND: Port Sutton EnviroFuels has shelved plans to build Florida's first ethanol plant, blaming a "frivolous" lawsuit that delayed the project and cost the company its financing. A … Continue reading

Florida Power & Light Co. – St. Lucie County Wind Farm

STATUS:  Killed TYPE: Wind Farm OPPOSITION: St. Lucie Alliance; St. Lucie County Commissioners; Treasure Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  In 2007, Florida Power and Light (FPL) sought to approval to … Continue reading

Biomass Gas & Electric Tallahassee Renewable Energy Center

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Biomass OPPOSITION: Leon County Commissioner Bill Procter; local landowners PROSPECTS: Highly Unlikely BACKGROUND: Biomass Gas & Electric LLC (BG&E) proposed a $150 million biomass power plant that would have created 200 construction jobs for the Tallahassee economy. … Continue reading

Tampa Electric Company’s Polk Power Station 6, FL

STATUS: Terminated TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; Sierra Club; State of Florida (Charlie Christ) PROSPECTS:  None BACKGROUND: Tampa Electric, the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy had plans for a $2 billion advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) … Continue reading

Seminole Electric Power Cooperative’s Seminole 3, FL

STATUS:  Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Southern Alliance for Clean Energy; State of Florida (Charlie Crist) PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  Seminole Electric Power Cooperative proposed construction of a Unit 3 for its existing Seminole power plant. It received a certificate … Continue reading

Florida Municpal Power Agency Taylor Energy Center

STATUS: Terminated TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Capital Medical Society; State of Florida (Charlie Crist) PROSPECTS:  None BACKGROUND:   In 2006, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, JEA, the City of Tallahassee, Fla., and Reedy Creek Improvement District proposed construction of an … Continue reading