Utility costs climb at Florida colleges

Aug. 7, 2008
Conservation efforts aren't enough to make up for increases

Florida's public universities have another financial hurdle to scale in these days of state budget cuts — skyrocketing utility costs. Energy costs are projected to climb dramatically for the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to university officials. And that's despite conservation efforts. Florida A&M University has projected its utility bill for the year starting July 1 will be 20 percent higher than the previous year. Florida State University has estimated a 27-percent increase. The University of Florida expects an increase of nearly 20 percent.

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