Winner: Cleaner Energy. Tampa Electric donated $5 million to the Clean Energy Research Center in USF’s College of Engineering to develop energy technologies that reduce carbon.
“This partnership is a key pillar in our vision to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” TECO President Archie Collins said.
Loser: Ken Welch. St. Petersburg’s Mayor is facing the first crisis of his administration, and it’s a doozy following the resignation of Deputy Mayor Stephanie Owens.
Her departure followed the abrupt resignation of Communications Director Janelle Irwin Taylor. In her resignation letter, Taylor complained Owens created a “hostile work environment” complete with bullying.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media