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App Offers Advice on Hurricane Safety

January 19, 2014 | |

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes awarded a team of engineering students from the University of Florida $20,000 from a competition the group sponsored in Orlando in November. Team Florida Mitigators, as it’s called (a play on disaster mitigation and Florida Gators), also pitched its proposal last week to the Florida Chamber of Commerce insurance summit in Orlando.

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Florida’s Energy Future: Renewable-Fuel Reform

The federal Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires increasing amounts of ethanol to be blended into all U.S. gasoline, places a heavy burden on many of Florida’s businesses and conflicts with state energy-policy goals. In this crucial time of economic recovery, business owners and their families cannot afford the uncertainty and increased costs associated with this outdated policy.

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