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  • 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...
  • Yes, you can fight City Hall — and win

    There's something satisfying about watching somebody decide that they can fight City Hall. Maybe it's the idea that the little guy, if he tries hard enough, does stand a chance against the big-moneyed interests or a stubborn bureaucracy. Or perhaps we're...
  • CFB Top Employers 2012 footnotes

    Adventist: Excludes 2,954 per-diem workers; includes Florida Hospital system and several Adventist Care Center nursing homes. Comcast: Universal Orlando resort; excludes local cable-TV operations. Orlando Health: Excludes 1,632 per-diem workers; does...
  • Take Legislature, elections out of PSC process

    Take Legislature, elections out of PSC process
    We're supposed to believe that Florida's system for selecting the people who set our utility rates is fair and free of political meddling. That's a bigger fake-out than Manti Te'o's girlfriend. The Legislature controls the selection of Public...
  • Duke, Progress still committed to nuclear

     
    The chief executive of Duke Energy, which is about to acquire Central Florida's largest power provider, Progress Energy, said Tuesday that the company's desire to build more nuclear plants in the wake of catastrophe in Japan is still strong. “Our...
  • More containment problems at Crystal River nuke? Hearing cancelled pending further checks

     
    By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel Amid the nuclear disaster in Japan, U.S. officials announced today they have cancelled a public meeting to consider the much-awaited restart of Progress Energy’s Crystal River nuclear plant about 85 miles west of...
  • Crystal River nuclear plant to remain shut down

     
    The ongoing saga of repairs at Progress Energy's nuclear power plant in Crystal River will continue as the company plans to further analyze damage to the reactor's containment structure. The plant was shut down for regular maintenance in September 2009...