|The Florida Energy Sustainable Communities Network |
Greetings Network Member,|
This is the first of our weekly updates on the Florida Energy Sustainable Communities' Network. We appreciate your interest in
working with other Florida cities and counties to share innovations and
coordinate bulk purchasing for sustainable energy.
We did not have a conference call last week, but a lot of
very exciting things are happening.
Our initial efforts and conference calls have been very
successful in identifying broad interest in collaboration and bulk buying. They also revealed significant barriers to
collaboration that need to be addressed.
FSU is ramping up to address these issues at two
levels: First we plan to conduct
focused regional workshops throughout the state. We hope to meet with you and other
interested governments in your area to identify your specific needs and connect
you with the key players necessary to
put projects together. Second, we will
continue our statewide dialogue on a more systematic basis and share the
insights and successes of our regional workshops.
By expanding our efforts and formalizing the Florida
Energy Sustainable Communities Network we will make large scale energy savings
a reality. Dr. Feiock will continue to
lead this effort and we are hiring a full time program coordinator to manage
the daily operations and coordinate the expanded program. We have been working closely with the U.S.
Department of Energy in planning this strategy. We are also working with the Florida City/County
Manager Association on a state wide conference in early
We appreciate your early involvement and expect it will
translate into investments that produce substantial energy cost savings to your
government. If you need more information
please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org; 850-322-6000).
Richard C. Feiock
Director, Center for
Sustainable Energy Governance &
Augustus B. Turnbull
Professor of Public Administration
Askew School of Public
Administration and Policy
Florida State University
email: email@example.com and phone: 850-322-6000