Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program (Florida)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Florida|
|Name||Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program (Florida)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive, Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Enterprise Zone|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy|
|Program Administrator||Florida Department of Economic Opportunity|
In the 2009 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature established the Pilot Program to address economic development and the creation of energy efficient land use patterns. The Energy Economic Zone Pilot Program aims to develop a model to help communities cultivate green economic development, encourage renewable electric energy generation, manufacture products that contribute to energy conservation and green jobs, and further implement building code standards relative to discouraging sprawl and developing energy-efficient land use patterns and greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Two communities, Miami Beach and Sarasota County, have been selected as pilot sites, and aim to implement a variety of sustainability measures, including renewable energy generation projects, over the duration of the program.
All incentives and benefits provided for enterprise zones shall be available to the energy economic zones designated on or before July 1, 2010, and exempts any development in an energy economic zone from the Development of Regional Impact process.
|Contact Name||Suzanne Lex|
|Department||Florida Department of Economic Opportunity|
|Division||Office of Economic Development|
|Address||107 East Madison Street|
|Address 2||Caldwell Building|
|Contact Name||Rob Magee|
|Department||Florida Department of Transportation|
|Division||Office of Policy Planning|
|Address||605 Suwannee Street|
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|Authority 1:||Fla. Stat. 377.809|