| May 11, 2010
| 7:18 PM
Progress Energy agreed this week to freeze customers' base rates for three years, just months after losing a battle to increase bills by a record amount.
The decision by Central Florida's largest investor-owned electric provider signals the company's...
| Mar 22, 2010
By CBS News (WASHINGTON)
- $940 billion over ten years.
Would reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the first ten years. That is an updated CBO estimate. Their first preliminary estimate said it would reduce the deficit by...
| 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....
| Oct 4, 2010
| 4:20 PM
State regulators will discuss next week whether Florida Power & Light's profits may be higher than allowed, a determination that could lead to a refund for FPL customers.
Regulators also will consider a plan to keep FPL's base rates flat through 2012....
| Aug 23, 2010
Florida Power & Light employees didn't give state regulators the most up-to-date cost information on planned nuclear projects, during hearings over how much FPL customers should pay.
That's the conclusion of a report from Concentric Energy Advisors, of...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 10:55 AM
Thomas Saporito, a former Florida Power & Light employee, has filed numerous complaints to federal and state agencies about the utility.
The most recent complaint, about FPL submitting inaccurate information to state regulators, apparently caught the...
| 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 16, 2010
If you dropped out of college, you're still qualified to be a Florida governor, leading the nation's fourth largest state.
Or a state senator, deciding how to spend billions in tax dollars.
Or the state's chief financial officer, responsible for the...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2010
State officials, announcing long-awaited details of its latest "cash for clunker" program Friday, said Floridians could snare a $1,500 flat fee rebate for replacing their central air conditioning systems with more energy efficient units starting this...
| 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...