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Planet Fitness' St. Petersburg club solar panel installation became the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building.

St. Petersburg Planet Fitness Becomes Florida's Largest Solar Retrofit Building

Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced that its St. Petersburg club has partnered with Solar Energy Management to become the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building. The updated, energy efficient Planet Fitness, located at 5335 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709, is now 99.5 percent reliant on sustainable solar power.

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DOE Invests $3.7 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation's Homes

As a part of the Administration’s efforts to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today announced up to $3.7 million to study and validate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes. These projects will lead to improved home energy efficiency and smarter home operation for millions of American families, saving money on their energy bills while improving health and comfort.

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Southwest Florida Blue Crab Trap Closure Starts July 10

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Palm Beach-Broward county line to the Pasco-Hernando county line must be removed from the water before July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

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