“Energy touches every one of us every single day – from the food we eat, to how we move from one place to another, to the air we breathe,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said in a statement.
On August 15th, Fried announced the full agenda for the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit in a press release.
Scheduled for September 4-6 in Tampa, Florida, the event is the first state-level conference to address climate change since 2008.
Contrary to the previous commissioner, Adam Putnam, addressing environmental issues including climate change has been a major part of Fried’s platform.
The multi-day conference will center around the theme of “Powering Change” by examining the interconnectedness of energy with sectors such as agriculture, transportation and the environment.
The summit will feature a number of panel discussions focused on energy.
According to the release, the summit “will provide opportunities to share ideas on diversifying Florida's energy sources; promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative vehicle technology; spurring economic growth; and tackling climate change. It will bring together leaders in energy efficiency and development, sustainability, climate change, agriculture production, government, academic research, technology and finance from across the state and around the nation.”
For more information and to register to attend the 2019 Florida Energy and Climate Summit, visit FloridaEnergySummit.com.