| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 4:26 PM
You think Florida Power & Light Co. executives are a little nervous today? It's been chilly outside -- and all those heaters cranked up will be good for the utility's first-quarter bottom line -- but FPL execs have to be......
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
With mass-market plug-in electric cars getting closer to going on sale, automakers and utility companies are studying the demands on the electrical system and car buyers' homes with wide-ranging conclusions. At "The Business of Plugging-In" conference...