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1 Mar
SEFL Region Average Energy Burden. This figure shows the relative average energy burden by census tract across the SEFL region, with cooler blue-green colors indicating lower energy burden and warmer yellow to orange and red indicating higher energy burden.

Regional Energy Efficiency Action Plan: Addressing Energy (In)equity in Southeast Florida

In October 2022, the Compact released a regional energy efficiency study funded by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, to improve understanding of the opportunities for wide-scale energy efficiency programs focused on those disproportionately impacted by energy burden and energy costs. In the Southeast Florida region, nearly a quarter of households are highly or severely energy

1 Mar
Regional Climate Action Plan 3.0

A Deep Dive into RCAP 3.0

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (the Compact) unveiled the third update to the Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP 3.0) at its 14th Annual Leadership Summit in December, hosted in Broward County. First developed in 2012 with a five-year planning horizon, the RCAP is a voluntary framework designed to align, guide and support the

9 Jan
Natural Systems

What’s New in RCAP 3.0?

First developed in 2012 with a five-year planning horizon, the RCAP is a voluntary framework designed to align, guide and support the acceleration of local and regional climate action in Southeast Florida’s four counties. The goal is to create a healthy, prosperous, more equitable and resilient, low-carbon region. During 2022 the compact engaged with more

9 Jan
Regional Climate Action Plan 3.0

The Compact Publishes Latest Update to the Regional Climate Action Plan

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact is pleased to announce the release of the third iteration of its Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP). Developed with the guidance of more than 150 subject matter experts, including community members and stakeholders, the RCAP 3.0 provides updated guidance to support the implementation and acceleration of local and

3 Nov
Neighborhood flooding in Fort Lauderdale after a rainstorm is an common occurrence. Credit: Jillian Cain/Getty Images, 2020

Fort Lauderdale Invests in Flood Infrastructure

Fort Lauderdale is investing $200 million in flood adaptation improvements to upgrade inadequate infrastructure and contend with sea level rise and more extreme rainfall. The funds will expand the number of pump stations from four to eight across seven different neighborhoods in the city. Read more.

13 Oct

Broward County Completes Heat Analysis and Predictions

Extreme heat is increasingly understood as one of the most serious climate change risks in the Compact region. In Broward County, the average temperature in 2021 was 3.7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was in 1921. Given this increasing risk to communities, Broward has advanced educational initiatives including a workshop over the summer, as well

13 Oct

Passage of Landmark Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide Transformative Opportunities for Local Governments to Address Climate Change

In August, the White House signed the most significant climate legislation ever passed into law, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA includes $369 billion in clean energy and climate investments over the next decade and will provide an unprecedented opportunity to local governments to accelerate emission reduction and resilience goals. According to the nonpartisan

21 Sep

Florida Office of Energy Releases Energy Equity Study

Florida’s Office of Energy has released the first statewide energy equity study to review the systemic inequalities, barriers, and limited access to public and private resources programs for LMI households. The study examines the demography and geography of low-to-moderate income populations and how their energy burdens intersect with environmental justice, energy efficiency programs, and transportation-related