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  • Will FPL's loss bite us in the end?

     
    Like a spoiled child, FPL didn't take its rate-hike defeat at the hands of state regulators very well. The utility giant wanted a $1.27 billion rate increase over the next two years. On Wednesday, the Public Service Commission shot......
  • Can Fort Lauderdale force residents to pay for buried utility lines?

     
    Could you imagine getting a knock on the door one day and someone said, "Hi, I'm here from the city and I'll need a $25,000 check from you because most of your neighbors want to bury the utility lines." And......
  • Crist’s PSC picks learn what happens when you mess with the bull

     
    By Julie Patel, Tallahassee Bureau The Florida Senate on Tuesday refused to confirm two of Gov. Charlie Crist's appointees to the Public Service Commission. The Senate voted against confirming commissioners David Klement of Bradenton and Benjamin “...
  • Eco-Tourism opportunities abound in St. Lucie County

     
    In this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, you can read my first-hand experience on an Eco-Tour of the Everglades. The tour that I took, Southwest Florida EcoTours out of Naples, is only one of many, many opportunities to incorporate nature in your vacation...
  • Nancy Argenziano and Nathan Skop kicked off PSC

     
    Updated to include statement from Commissioner Nathan Skop: Former state Sen. Nancy Argenziano and Nathan Skop, two of the Public Service Commission's most vocal opponents of a push for big electric rate increases last year, had their applications for...
  • Will racial diversity on Florida Public Service Commission help FPL customers?

     
    I've said it before, but when it comes to the Florida Public Service Commission, which oversees utilities, I don't see black-and-white. I see green, as in how much money FPL gets from my pocket. Now that the latest two PSC......
  • Shrink your budget: How to save every day to get more out of each paycheck

    The price of everything – gas, groceries, utilities, fun, necessities, everything – is up. Expecting a paycheck that was perfectly adequate a couple of years ago – or even a few months ago – to meet the current financial realities is like trying to...
  • FP&L forgot they're a public utility

    Florida Power & Light must think that they are an investment bank and not a public utility. Their recent increased rate request, in view of decreased electricity usage, is based on a magic fudge factor of fuel costs that they claim is a proprietary...
  • Texas' Newest Wind Farm

    MUENSTER, TEXAS -- Texas produces more electricity from wind than any other state. Most of the wind farms are in west Texas, but the latest facility to go online is just north of Muenster, located about 30 miles northwest of Denton. Until recently, the...
  • Jobless? Here's help

    Your first stop for any crisis or need: Call 2-1-1, the region's central resource for emergency assistance. Dial 211 by cell phone in either Broward or Palm Beach counties. On a land line, call 954-537-0211 in Broward and 561-383-1111 in Palm Beach...
  • FPL rates: Gov. Crist opposes utility's requested increase

    Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday that he does not support Florida Power & Light Co.'s request for a $1.3 billion base rate increase, when asked during an adoption-awareness event in Fort Lauderdale. "I would oppose that," Crist told a Sun Sentinel...
  • Social media gives public power to shape the news

    The power of social media became apparent to many this summer when the U.S. State Department asked Twitter to hold off on maintenance to its servers until after Iran's presidential election protests. Not only were the citizens of Iran using the medium to...