| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:07 PM
I understood the theory of what could go wrong in a nuclear power plant.
Seeing it go wrong in Japan is another matter.
It's also quite relevant, given plans by Progress Energy to build two more nuclear reactors on the state's west coast, about 90 miles...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- A lobbyist who was the wife of a White House adviser was found dead inside a burning car in the garage of her home in Southeast Washington Monday.
D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says firefighters were called to a rowhouse...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Workforce Central Florida, the region's publicly funded jobs agency, voted Wednesday to stop giving contracts to companies tied to agency board members.
The board overhauled its policy governing the contracting process, forbidding for-profit companies...