Florida Energy and Climate Summit kicks off in Orlando

Mayor Buddy Dyer to welcome attendees

FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer addresses the the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. Dyer on Friday, Aug. 2021, asked residents to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars for a least a week, saying water usage needed to be cut back because of the recent surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Orlando Utility Commission treats the city's water with liquid oxygen and supplies that ordinarily go toward water treatment have been diverted to hospitals for patients suffering from the virus, Dyer said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) (Michael Conroy, Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The 2021 Florida Energy and Climate Summit kicks off Tuesday in Orlando.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will welcome attendees to the event, which will be held at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Sand Lake Road.

The summit is hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Energy and will bring together leaders in technology, sustainability, environmental science, agriculture production, government, academic research, technology and finance from across the state and around the nation.

Officials said the attendees will share ideas and strategies on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.

Later in the day, Dyer will join Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to discuss Florida’s clean energy investments in the federal infrastructure package.