Road to Florida’s Future in Alternative Energy
Florida ranks highest in the country in per capita residential electricity demand, and is a top consumer of petroleum-fired electricity in the nation. (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration). The present scenario calls for immediate action, and legislators, educators and industry leaders are joining hands to design sustainable initiatives that support the 21st century energy age.
The Alternative Energy Systems Specialist college credit certificate, for example, is a new specialization that will be offered as part of the A.S./A.A.S degree in Engineering Technology at Brevard Community College in Fall 2010. The program is a direct response to a 2008 legislative action directing the Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), and the State’s University and State College systems to conduct applied energy-related research, and develop specific technical education pathways that will allow Florida to meet its 2020 energy generation and demand criteria.