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Tax ‘Holiday’ Teed Up for Storm Season
Tax ‘Holiday’ Teed Up for Storm Season

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Retailers hope Floridians will heed multiple forecasts that the upcoming hurricane season will be more active than normal. With the start of a 14-day sales tax “holiday” on storm-related items a little more than a... Continue Reading

Date posted05/22/2024


Court Sides with FPL in Irma Outage Fight
Court Sides with FPL in Irma Outage Fight

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Citing a law passed last year, an appeals court Wednesday backed Florida Power & Light’s arguments that the state Public Service Commission has authority to determine whether the utility met obligations to help prevent... Continue Reading

Date posted05/22/2024


Utilities Grapple with Unpredictable Storms
Utilities Grapple with Unpredictable Storms

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Top Florida utility officials said Tuesday increased intensity and unpredictability of hurricanes is making storm preparation more difficult — and expensive. Leaders of utility companies and associations representing... Continue Reading

Date posted05/21/2024


Electric Upgrade Proposed at Disability Facility
Electric Upgrade Proposed at Disability Facility

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Citing a need for a “large-scale system rebuild,” Florida Public Utilities Co. has asked regulators to approve a plan that would lead to upgrading the electric system at Sunland Center, a state facility for people with... Continue Reading

Date posted05/14/2024


Florida Joins Challenge to Carbon Rule
Florida Joins Challenge to Carbon Rule

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Florida and two dozen other states Thursday filed a legal challenge to a new U.S. Environmental Protection rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. The states filed a petition at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Continue Reading

Date posted05/9/2024


Lower Gas Costs Trim Duke, TECO Bills
Lower Gas Costs Trim Duke, TECO Bills

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. State regulators Tuesday approved plans that will save money for customers of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. starting in June. The plans, approved without discussion by the state Public Service Commission, will... Continue Reading

Date posted05/7/2024


Duke, TECO Bill Reductions Backed
Duke, TECO Bill Reductions Backed

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Customers of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. should see monthly bills trimmed in June because of lower-than-expected natural gas costs, state Public Service Commission staff members have recommended. Duke and Tampa... Continue Reading

Date posted04/29/2024


Justices Agree to Speed Up FPL Rate Case
Justices Agree to Speed Up FPL Rate Case

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. The state Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to speed up its handling of a renewed fight about a 2021 settlement that increased Florida Power & Light’s base electric rates. The court issued an order approving FPL’s... Continue Reading

Date posted04/11/2024


FPL Asks Justices to ‘Expedite’ Rate Appeal
FPL Asks Justices to ‘Expedite’ Rate Appeal

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Pointing to a “strong interest in obtaining finality,” Florida Power & Light on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to speed up consideration of a renewed fight about a 2021 settlement that increased the... Continue Reading

Date posted04/8/2024


Duke Electric Bills Could Dip in June
Duke Electric Bills Could Dip in June

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Duke Energy Florida on Monday joined Tampa Electric Co. in seeking approval to reduce customer bills in June because of lower-than-expected costs of natural gas. Duke filed a proposal at the state Public Service Commission to... Continue Reading

Date posted04/8/2024


FPL Seeks OK on Solar Projects
FPL Seeks OK on Solar Projects

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. Florida Power & Light on Wednesday filed a proposal at the state Public Service Commission that seeks a go-ahead for 12 new solar-energy facilities. The projects were contemplated in a 2021 settlement that set base electric... Continue Reading

Date posted04/4/2024


FPL Rates Go Back to Supreme Court
FPL Rates Go Back to Supreme Court

Article reposted with permission from The News Service of Florida. A battle about a 2021 settlement that increased base electric rates for Florida Power & Light has gone back to the state Supreme Court. Lawyers for a coalition of groups this week filed a notice that is an initial step in... Continue Reading

Date posted04/4/2024