| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Why hasn’t Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi taken a stand on FPL’s request to increase base electric rates $690 million, or nearly $7 a month for a typical customer?
Former Florida Attorney Generals Bill McCollum and Charlie Crist were...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Regulators approved an expansion Monday of a nuclear generator at Florida Power & Light’s power plant in St. Lucie County.
FPL, the state’s largest utility, plans to implement the increase within months, and the upgraded reactor will...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Now that most of the stormy weather has subsided, an urban flood advisory has been canceled.
There's still a chance scattered showers and storms will pop up this evening, but South Florida can expect a little more sun on Friday, the National Weather...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Florida’s Public Service Commission voted Thursday to continue discussion of Florida Power & Light Co.’s proposed settlement with big power users.
Regulators, who expressed concern about running into legal entanglements if they approved...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:58 AM
Does Florida Power & Light really need to boost base rates $690 million a year?
Opponents of the increase, including consumer groups and advocates, are gearing up to fight the proposal at hearings next month. They said FPL's annual profit increased...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Critics of Florida Power & Light's proposed $690 million base rate hikehave questioned why Gov. Rick Scotthasn't taken a position on it.
The increase would amount to $7.09 more a month on the base part of a monthly bill for customers who use 1,000...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:08 PM
AARP is taking a vocal stance against the $690 million rate hike proposed by Florida Power & Light.
The advocacy group for those 50 and above is saying the increase would hurt consumers, especially seniors on a fixed income. It is joining with other...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
11 a.m. update: About 75 people showed up at the morning public hearing in Plantation. Three dozen are schedule to speak -- including some FPL supporters.
Kenneth Thomas of Boca Raton said he opposes the proposed rate increase.
"Now is not the right...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:17 AM
After my recent column and blog post on Florida Power & Light's proposed $690 million annual rate increase for electric bills, I heard from Nathan Skop, former Florida Public Service Commission member. His verdict: FPL doesn't need a rate increase.
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:26 PM
My fondest memory of my nearly three-decade-long (and continuing) involvement with the Florida Power & Light Company is the time an odd appeal arrived in the mail. FPL was thinking of entering the renewable energy business; the company was looking into...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ Unrestricted Fund granted $117,760 to nonprofit organizations in Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties for a wide variety of community projects.
Twice each year, applications for funding are accepted....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The typical monthly base rate for Florida Power & Light Co.’s residential customers will increase by at least $2.59 in January.
The Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved the $246 million annual rate hike. It will pass on costs associated...