| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 7:37 PM
The Florida Chamber of Commerce boasts that it spent $5.5 million last year to help elect 80 out of the 84 mostly Republican candidates it endorsed, including Gov. Rick Scott, all three Cabinet members and 76 lawmakers.
What does the business community's...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2009
U.S. Senate candidate Charl???, uh I mean, Gov. Charlie Crist did the popular thing today by re-shaping the Public Service Commission with two picks that could be more consumer-friendly. Crist gave current commissioners Matthew Carter and Katrina...