| 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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:30 PM
The catastrophe in Japan hasn't dimmed my support for more nuclear-power plants.
How we pay for them is another matter.
Progress Energy has been billing us for two planned nuclear plants since 2009.
Given the history of such projects, call it the Pay...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:49 PM
We've heard plenty of lip service when it comes to renewable energy in this state, and the talk at the Florida Energy Summit this week starring Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wasn't any different.
In fact, Putnam, who now oversees the state...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:30 AM
As a postscript to today's column about Progress-Duke Energy and Florida's Public Service Commission, here's an issue we can all agree on:
It is in the best interests of not only Progress Energy Florida and new owner Duke Energy, but also consumers for...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
In a recent column about the Public Service Commission's soft-ball questioning of the new Progress Energy boss (Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers), I encouraged fuming readers to write to the commission and make their outrage known.
After all, it is the Public...