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  • Talking With ... Kenneth Ksionek: OUC chief goes for nuclear

    Talking With ... Kenneth Ksionek: OUC chief goes for nuclear
    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...
  • Company seeks to lead the way in electric-car charging options

    Company seeks to lead the way in electric-car charging options
    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...
  • Program grows 418 jobs in state

    Program grows 418 jobs in state
    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...
  • Four major solar plants announced for Florida: Will they actually be built?

    Four major solar plants announced for Florida: Will they actually be built?
    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...
  • Workforce Central Florida may sue state

    Workforce Central Florida may sue state
    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...
  • More nuclear power planned for Florida

    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...
  • Nuclear power tax will cause a meltdown in your electric bill

    Nuclear power tax will cause  a meltdown in your electric bill
    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...
  • Critics slam design approved for Florida nukes

    Critics slam design approved for Florida nukes
    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...
  • Renewable industry: State going backward

    Renewable industry: State going backward
    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...
  • Here's an issue Progress-Duke and customers can agree on

    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...
  • Reader gets response (but no comfort) from Public Service Commission

    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...