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Florida PSC may reconsider energy goals set in 2009

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday rejected energy conservation plans proposed for the state’s two largest electric utilities because of concerns about cost. Instead, commissioners said they may reconsider the conservation goals set by the PSC only two years ago — before the Legislature removed four of the five commission members at the time. […]

PSC approves Gulf Power conservation plan after initial rejection

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved an energy conservation plan for Gulf Power Co. after initially rejecting a plan submitted by the utility last fall. Gulf Power, the state’s fourth largest investor-owned utility with more than 430,000 customers, was one of four utilities whose “demand-side management” conservation plans were rejected initially by the […]

Florida senator files bill targeting nuclear fees

Monday, January 24, 2011

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With the Public Service Commission next week holding hearings on revised charges for Florida Power & Light Co. customers, a Senate bill would eliminate a 2006 state law that allows utilities to charge for new nuclear plants even if they are never built. SB 200 by Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, would repeal a […]

Florida utilities cutting back on power plants, including biomass, PSC says

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Florida’s electric utilities are continuing to lose customers and are delaying construction of new electric plants as less electricity is being used, according to a report approved Wednesday by the Florida Public Service Commission. The report could play a role in the debate over new nuclear plants in the state and the economic viability of […]

Florida Power & Light told to revise its energy conservation plan

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday told Florida Power & Light Co. to resubmit its energy conservation plan to meet yearly goals established by the agency under state law. FPL, the state’s largest utility with 2.1 million customers, was the last among seven utilities to have its plans reviewed by the PSC as provided […]

SACE says it’s hopeful with Duke-Progress Energy merger

Monday, January 10, 2011

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The leader of a Southern regional environmental group that has been battling Progress Energy over energy conservation and a planned new nuclear plant in Levy County says it’s hopeful that the utility’s merger with Duke Energy will lead Progress to take more environmentally friendly positions. Duke Energy and Progress Energy on Monday announced the merger […]

Outgoing PSC commissioner raises concerns about agency

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Former Florida Public Service Commissioner Nathan Skop said Monday that the public should be concerned about the agency’s ability to be fair and impartial now that he and other reform-minded commissioners have been ousted. Skop’s final day in office was Jan. 1. He and then-PSC Chairwoman Nancy Argenziano were ousted in June when the PSC […]

Florida PSC approves rate freeze for Florida Power & Light

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a settlement with Florida Power & Light Co. to resolve a controversial rate-hike request denied by the commission earlier this year. The PSC denial in January of a $1 billion rate hike request played a role in the Senate’s refusal in April to confirm […]