| Mar 4, 2011
Officials at the state's Public Service Commission, which sets your utility rates, may be back to a practice they were criticized for less than two years ago: Mingling with employees of the companies they regulate.
Two commissioners spoke at length...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 3:35 PM
Five years ago today, Hurricane Wilma ripped across Florida and into the record books as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, and the most damaging hurricane ever to strike Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Tens of thousands of South Floridians lost...
| Sep 19, 2010
Gov. Charlie Crist this week will name two members to the state Public Service Commission, the board appointed to keep Florida's utilities affordable and dependable.
It will be his last shot to appoint regulators who, as he puts it, represent the "best...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 8:30 PM
COCOA — The biggest gathering of Florida manatees ever observed survived a deadly cold snap last winter by huddling in warm water discharged from a power plant on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County.
The 1960s-era Florida Power & Light Co....
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:02 PM
Christmas arrived early at the 55 West condo tower downtown.
It's the season of giving, and our charitable politicians just can't help themselves.
Orlando city commissioners already promised more than $12 million worth of incentives to 55 West six years...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:39 AM
NextEra Energy reported its "highest earnings ever" in its proxy statement, which shareholders will vote on in May.
NextEra reported a profit last year of close to $2 billion. That includes $945 million for Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Gov. Rick Scott opposes legislation that would allow utilities to charge customers for renewable energy projects, his office told the Sun Sentinel today.
"One of Governor Scott's top priorities is protecting the taxpayer. Whether a tax comes in the...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:10 PM
The Turkey Point nuclear plant will be the target of a demonstration April 30, as activists gather to oppose Florida Power & Light’s plans for two new reactors.
The Clean Energy Coalition – South Florida, an assembly of environmental groups...
| Mar 14, 2011
Nuclear power critics and federal lawmakers raised questions about the nation's power supply, including Florida's five nuclear reactors and proposals to build four new ones, in light of the crisis in Japan.
Florida Power & Light, the state's largest...
| May 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas.
It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:52 PM
State regulators say that Florida Power & Light should have received $117 million instead of the $75 million base rate hike approved in January.
The Public Service Commission rejected most of FPL's record $1.27 billion rate hike request. But FPL said...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Kenneth P. Ksionek, Orlando Utilities Commission general manager and chief executive officer since 2004, looks to balance slower growth with looming environmental regulations. He spoke with Sentinel staff writer Kevin Spear.
CFB: Compare the size and key...