- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four dog parks in St. Petersburg will offer people something more than a place to play fetch.

The city has installed solar powered stations for cellphone and electronics charging.

It’s a move by the city to become greener. Mayor Rick Kriseman says the city is still negotiating with Duke Energy to switch the city’s street lights to LED power, saving energy and money.

Earlier this month, Duke announced it would build 500 megawatts of solar power after years of arguing that Florida was too cloudy and had too little battery storage.

The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/1D6UQSJ) reports that the utility acted amid a statewide initiative that would allow those who generate solar power to sell that electricity directly to other customers.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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