| Dec 23, 2009
Public Service Commission staffers recommended the regulatory agency approve a dramatically lower rate increase for Florida Power & Light on Wednesday – less than one-third of what the utiltiy has proposed.
FPL customers would pay $357 million more...
| Jan 12, 2010
State regulators are scheduled to cap 10 months of debate and hearings with a vote Wednesday on Florida Power & Light's proposal to boost customers' base rates by nearly $1.3 billion.
The Florida Public Service Commission decision will come just days...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 7:38 PM
The Florida Public Service Commission approved a $75.5 million base-rate increase for Florida Power & Light Wednesday, all but rejecting the utility's request for a record hike of $1.27 billion. The approved increase is likely to add just pennies to a...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 7:38 PM
This week the Public Service Commission sent a clear message to Progress Energy and Florida Power & Light: For now, the state's largest investor-owned utilities are the ones in the dark.
The PSC, which regulates the price of electricity and other...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 7:16 PM
There's something funny going on.
At least that's the conclusion you might draw when you hear about what's happening to Florida Public Counsel J.R. Kelly.
For the first time in recent memory, a sitting public counsel — the person appointed by...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 12:32 PM
Florida unveiled a new tourism slogan last week: "Your Florida Side is Calling."
Not exactly knocking your socks off, is it?
But then, my guess is the folks at DDB Miami, the advertising agency that devised the $6.1 million campaign for Visit Florida,...
| Oct 31, 2010
| 1:16 PM
If you are a Progress Energy customer, come December you will have paid more than $150 over the past two years toward two new nuclear reactors that may never get built.
And the price is set to blast off from there. By 2020, Progress Energy projects it...
| 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...
| May 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas.
It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:52 PM
State regulators say that Florida Power & Light should have received $117 million instead of the $75 million base rate hike approved in January.
The Public Service Commission rejected most of FPL's record $1.27 billion rate hike request. But FPL said...