| Apr 17, 2011
| 12:29 PM
The death toll from three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 39 on Sunday, with hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed in North Carolina alone, weather and emergency officials said.
North Carolina accounted...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- A lobbyist who was the wife of a White House adviser was found dead inside a burning car in the garage of her home in Southeast Washington Monday.
D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were called to a rowhouse...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 7:37 PM
The Florida Chamber of Commerce boasts that it spent $5.5 million last year to help elect 80 out of the 84 mostly Republican candidates it endorsed, including Gov. Rick Scott, all three Cabinet members and 76 lawmakers.
What does the business community's...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Andrew Gross, owner of seven Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar restaurants in Florida, realizes he is ahead of the curve in installing electric car recharging stations at two of his just-opened Orlando-area restaurants.
But Gross, president and chief...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 1:06 PM
In exchange for a modest $1.4 million investment by the state, at least 418 jobs came out of a program that aims to help young Florida companies grow.
That's only about $3,400 per job – or less than the cost of a weeklong Disney cruise to the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Four major solar plants were announced for the Sunshine State in the past year or so projecting hundreds of new jobs for Floridians. But none have their financing finalized.
The projects are: a 74-megawatt plant in Walton County by Santa Rosa-based...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Workforce Central Florida, the agency facing both state and federal investigations, is considering suing the state, but the taxpayer-funded organization has not disclosed which office it might sue or the nature of the legal challenge.
Last week, a...
| May 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Customers of Florida's two largest power companies will have paid $772 million by the end of 2011 to produce more nuclear power - before any concrete has been poured.
The money has been plowed into planning the expansions. Florida Power & Light has...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Regulators are a step closer to approving the design planned for five nuclear reactors proposed in Florida.
In the past few years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission flagged several problems with the design by Westinghouse that both FPL and Progress...