| Jan 12, 2012
This was a local story, so it was hard to resist. You don’t have to be a tree-hugging environmentalist to be repulsed by the photo of Rosie O’Donnell and her smiling children standing proudly beside the bloody carcass of a magnificent specimen...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:33 AM
Solar panels could help power the Palm Beach County Governmental Center in a bid to encourage more local homes and businesses to turn to alternative energy.
The county is participating in the federal government’s "Rooftop Solar Challenge," which...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:07 PM
If a power surge fries your television or an outage spoils the food in your refrigerator, your first thought might be to ask the utility to pay.
Think again. Florida Power & Light, like most utilities, decides which claims it will pay, and consumers...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Florida Power & Light suggests seven ways to cut your water and electric bills during the dog days of summer when high usage often reaches records.
It is especially needed now: The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area continues to outpace the rest of the nation in...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Two state regulators met with representatives of utilities they regulate during the first few months of the year, according to state records obtained in June and July.
State law bars Public Service Commission members from talking to utility...
| Sep 23, 2009
As a state-appointed consumer advocate for utility customers, Harold McLean was one of Florida Power & Light's staunchest critics from 2003 to 2007, helping to negotiate a base rate freeze in 2005.
As a former federal utility regulator, Joseph T....
| Sep 16, 2009
| 6:27 PM
The use of corporate Florida Power & Light Co. jets to fly elected leaders, public officials and family members came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday as part of a state hearing on the utility's request for a rate hike.
About 1,500 pages of flight logs were...
| Sep 2, 2009
| 5:25 PM
State Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, said he has concerns about five Public Service Commissioners' and staff actions and will call for the state Senate's utilities committee to hold hearings to review them.
Ryder Rudd, PSC...
| Sep 22, 2009
| 4:09 PM
A state utility regulator who resigned this month after his bosses learned he partied with a Florida Power & Light official exchanged dozens of phone calls with FPL executives over five months, according to state records.
Ryder Rudd, a lobbyist for the...
| Oct 17, 2009
Florida Power & Light customers will pay nearly $63 million next year to cover the cost of planning two nuclear plant expansions.
That's 67 cents per month in nuclear costs for the first 1,000 kilowatt hours used, but it's $1.60 less per month for the...
| Dec 7, 2009
Four South Florida cities that conducted independent audits of street lights run by Florida Power & Light scored $388,000 in credits - charges for hundreds of lights that don't exist.
The cities - Tamarac, Miramar, Pompano Beach and most recently,...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Sorry about the late posts, but I???m all hot and bothered today. About politics. And power. As in electricity. First up, the news about FPL???s proposed 16 percent rate increase to cover rising fuel costs. Let???s just put it this......