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  • Plug-ins, the Electric Grid and You

     
    With mass-market plug-in electric cars getting closer to going on sale, automakers and utility companies are studying the demands on the electrical system and car buyers' homes with wide-ranging conclusions. At "The Business of Plugging-In" conference...
  • Bad signs for FPL

     
    You think Florida Power & Light Co. executives are a little nervous today? It's been chilly outside -- and all those heaters cranked up will be good for the utility's first-quarter bottom line -- but FPL execs have to be......
  • Nuclear plant shutdown saps some of Disney World’s power

     
    Problems at a nuclear power plant on Florida’s Gulf coast have created a bit of a headache for Walt Disney World. Progress Energy’s nuclear plant in Crystal River has been shut down since late last year, after workers in the midst of a maintenanc...
  • Find out if you qualify for EnergyWise

     
    Fellow frugee Margaret just signed up for EnergyWise with Progress Energy.  When demand is dangerously high and there could be a blackout, the devices they install on her AC, pool pump and water heater will shut those appliances down for a short period...
  • Senate votes down new PSC members

     
    Well, it looks like the big electric companies got their wish. According to a post by the Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times, the Senate voted against the confirmations of the newest members of the Public Service Commission, the body that regulates ...
  • 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 “...
  • Maxwell: Big money, big access, local pols

     
    Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell spent some time combing over Florida politicians' campaign coffers and produced this take: There's a saying in politics: Follow the Money. Well, I did. And while combing through hundreds of pages of the most recent...
  • 10 ways to save money in the kitchen

     
    Sure, you can save money at the grocery store, but don't forget to pinch pennies when it comes to electricity. Here are some tips from Progress Energy Florida. Pick the right pot. Match your pot size to the burner because heat is lost when small pots...
  • Dawson: Solar (rebate) eclipse?

     
     Reader Diane – aka Silly Dilly – offered this report. Not the first I've received about the state (apparently) running out of rebate money for solar heating units. I'm checking it out. Now heeeere's Silly: Last year I bought a solar hot...
  • Update: Council recommends eight PSC candidates to governor

     
    The Public Service Commission Nominating Council voted Thursday to send eight names to Gov. Charlie Crist for two vacancies on the five-member board. The council interviewed 28 candiates and, according to an Associated Press report, settled on the...
  • How to tame your power bill during heat wave

     
    Wait till you get your power bill after this heat wave: We may see some cases of heat stroke! With that in mind, here are some money-saving, power-saving tips from Progress Energy: Raise the thermostat. When temperatures rise, many Floridians’ air cond....
  • 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...