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Economic Development
4:53 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Florida First Sites Program Attracts Industry Through Site Readiness

Gulf Power Company has finished the first of ten "Florida First Sites" as part of the company's initiative to have more industrial sites ready for use.

Venture Crossings in Bay County is owned by The St. Joe Company. It is adjacent to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and the site is among nine across the Panhandle that’s being made shovel-ready for business and/or industry.

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Turtle Friendly Lights
3:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Casino Beach Getting New Turtle-Friendly Lights

Credit Gulf Power

Gulf Power and the Santa Rosa Island Authority are teaming up on a project to make Pensacola Beach a bit safer for both humans and sea turtles.

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Economic Report
1:56 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Harper: Gulf Power Symposium Takes Close Look at Region's Economy

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses this year’s annual Gulf Power Economic Symposium, set take place Monday and Tuesday, Oct 13 and 14 at the Baytowne Conference Center in Sandestin. This year’s theme is ‘Game Plan for the Future…What’s Your Next Move?

“It’s a super event,” says Harper. “It’s really the one chance where business leaders, analysts, guests from around the nation, who are expert in various areas of economics and business, get together to talk about where’ve been in Northwest Florida and where we’re going.”

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Gulf Power Learns From Ivan
11:37 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Gulf Power More Storm Ready 10 Years After Ivan

Gulf Power crews repairing power lines.
Gulf Power Company

As the month of October was beginning in 2004, the region was still reeling from the September 16 landfall of Hurricane Ivan. One of the most significant impacts of the extensive storm damage was the loss of electricity. In Northwest Florida, that means Gulf Power Company was at the center of restoration efforts.

Ultimately, the utility’s response to the storm went a long way toward helping the company improve its storm readiness today.

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Environment
11:33 am
Wed October 1, 2014

EarthJustice v. Gulf Power Moves Forward

Herbert Scholz Generating Plant
Credit GulfPower.com

A lawsuit against Gulf Power Company filed by the environmental group EarthJustice will move forward, after a judge’s refusal to dismiss the case.

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Farnsborough Air Show
3:38 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Pensacola Delegation Heads to Air Show

Credit adsadvance.co.uk

Florida’s Great Northwest -- the region’s economic development marketing organization -- is sending a five-member delegation to Great Britain in hopes of securing aviation jobs for this region.

The entourage will attend the Farnborough Air Show – an event in southeastern England where aviation firms get together to wheel and deal in the latest aircraft, helicopters and related goods and services.

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Gulf Power Lawsuit
12:44 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Gulf Power Faces Lawsuit Over Plant Discharge

Credit wfsu.org

Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against Gulf Power Company, charging that its plant in Jackson County has been discharging toxic coal ash into the Apalachicola River. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports the utility says the plant is in full compliance with environmental regulations.

The environmental law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit in Tallahassee Federal Court, representing the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Waterkeeper Alliance and Apalachicola Riverkeeper.

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Earth Day 2014
6:33 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Going Green: FWB Celebrates Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day in Fort Walton Beach.
Credit Danielle Freeman / WUWF Public Media

The 44th annual Earth Day was observed this week. Locally, the cities of Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach held large weekend celebrations.  The Okaloosa event was held at Liza Jackson Park off Miracle Strip Parkway (Highway 98).

After several cold, rainy days, the sun shined brightly over the park Saturday as Fort Walton Beach welcomed residents to the city's 8th Annual Earth and Arbor Day Celebration.

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Local News
3:38 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Winter Storm Pax' Wrath Felt in NW Florida

Credit weather.com

Unlike a couple of weeks ago when a winter storm glazed over the Pensacola area, Winter Storm Pax is concentrating on northern Alabama and Georgia. The storm is also being felt here.

More than 80 line personnel and support staff from Gulf Power Company departed on Monday, to help out fellow Southern Company utility Georgia Power. Pax is expected to dump as much as eight inches of snow and ice on the Atlanta area. Many of the Gulf Power crew members there now, got some practice here two weeks ago.

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Winter Weather
9:27 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Winter Weather Continues

Credit Accuweather.com

If you liked last week’s frigid weather, you’re going to love what Mother Nature has in store this week for northwest Florida and south Alabama.

Meteorologist Steve Miller, at the National Weather Service in Mobile, says the cold is back after a brief warm-up over the weekend, thanks to a pair of upper-level systems: one along the U.S. and Canadian border, and the other moving through the Great Plains pushing a very cold air mass ahead of them. Highs are expected not to climb out of the 40s, while lows could approach 20 degrees.

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