Trash-to-Energy in Pasco


Garbage is transported by a large compactor at two tons at a time, from the refuse pit  to a boiler where it is burned for energy at the Shady Hills plant. Pasco county's trash-to-energy plant will operate at least until the end of 2024. This action will  effectively end the  debate about whether to pursue the controversial landfill in Dade City or elsewhere in the county.



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Don’t let Florida take over wetlands permitting

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Gov. Rick Scott announced on Sept. 26, 2017, that he is calling for a series of new proposals to fight the opioid epidemic in Florida, including $50 million in new funding.
Gov. Rick Scott has shrunk the DEP workforce, slashed funding for environmental programs and all but abandoned any attempt at responsible planning.

Hurricane Irma caused massive sewage overflows

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 Sewage spills pose a major threat to public health, and they’re likely to become more common due to two increasingly connected crises facing America: an aging infrastructure and climate change.


Solar Company Coming to Pasco


DADE CITY – An alternative energy company is proposing to build and operate a 90-acre, 15-megawatt solar panel farm in rural Pasco County. The land with a Ramsey Road address, and abutting Blanton Road, previously had been owned by a subsidiary of Wells Fargo

ESA Renewables, headquartered in Castellon, Spain, is targeting property — purchased in 2016 by Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, and his wife, Kathy — for a solar photovoltaic production facility.

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ESA Renewables, LLC (ESA) is an alternative energy provider, focused on delivering turnkey commercial and industrial photovoltaic projects to customers worldwide.