Dr. Amy Albee-Levine, LSSC Dean of Workforce Development, has been named to the new Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy (FACCE).
This committee of energy and climate professionals will advise Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on modernizing energy and climate policies, diversifying energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, and creating solutions for Florida’s energy and climate future.
“Florida faces the nation’s greatest risk of extreme heat and flooding, increasingly frequent and devastating hurricanes, and destabilizing weather reshaping our lands, waters, farms, and cities. I believe we can best address these issues by bringing all stakeholders to the conversation,” said Commissioner Nikki Fried. “I’m proud to convene this diverse group of experts that will explore innovative solutions to one of the greatest challenges of our generation. From academic institutions to consumer advocates and environmental organizations to utilities, everyone has a seat at our table, and a stake in the fight against the climate crisis.”
Dr. Albee-Levine oversees a variety of workforce education programs, including LSSC’s Energy Utility Institute, which prepares students to work as lineworkers and relay technicians in the energy industry.
Dr. Albee-Levine also serves as the Chair of Education for the Florida Energy Workforce Consortium on behalf of Lake-Sumter State College.
Additional details on the Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy and its full membership are available from the FDACS website.