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Higher Natural Gas Costs Could Hit Electric Bills

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Higher Natural Gas Costs Could Hit Electric Bills

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by David Heller
10/20/2021


Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

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Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

By Jim Sanders A tax fight about a solar-panel array at a Panhandle military base has gone to the Florida Supreme Court. Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, filed a notice Wednesday that is a first step in asking justices to review a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal. A three-judge panel... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
10/1/2021


Lawmakers Could Get More Say on Greenhouse Gas Rules

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Lawmakers Could Get More Say on Greenhouse Gas Rules

A Senate Republican filed a proposal Wednesday that could give the Legislature more say over regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez, R-Doral, filed the bill (SB 380) for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which starts in January. It would... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2021


Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

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Solar Panel Tax Fight Goes to High Court

A tax fight about a solar-panel array at a Panhandle military base has gone to the Florida Supreme Court. Gulf Coast Solar Center I, LLC, filed a notice Wednesday that is a first step in asking justices to review a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal. A three-judge panel of the appeals... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/30/2021


Lawmakers Propose All Renewable Energy by 2040

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Lawmakers Propose All Renewable Energy by 2040

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed proposals that would require Florida to generate all of its electricity through renewable energy by 2040. Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, filed a Senate version (SB 366) of the proposal Tuesday, after Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, filed the House version (HB... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/28/2021


Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike

By Jim Turner Attorneys for groups challenging a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates and add solar energy told state regulators Monday that the requested increase is more than the company needs as... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/20/2021


Graham, Fay Reappointed to PSC

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Graham, Fay Reappointed to PSC

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday returned Public Service Commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay to their seats on the state utility regulatory board for four more years. Graham and Fay, whose current terms expire in January, applied for reappointment and were among six finalists forwarded Aug.... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/9/2021


Challenge to JEA Solar Policy Rejected

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Challenge to JEA Solar Policy Rejected

An appeals court rejected a lawsuit that contended Jacksonville’s municipal utility violated a state law when it changed a program that provides credits to customers who generate electricity through rooftop solar panels. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/9/2021


Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

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Regulators Eye Group Fighting FPL Rate Hike

As Florida Power & Light began pursuing an increase in base electric rates this year, a new group, Floridians Against Increased Rates, emerged to oppose the utility. That has led to battles at the state Public Service Commission about whether the group, dubbed FAIR, should be able to take... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
09/7/2021


DeSantis to Consider 6 Finalists for PSC Seats

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DeSantis to Consider 6 Finalists for PSC Seats

All six finalists for two seats on the Florida Public Service Commission were forwarded Tuesday to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who will make appointments to the panel of utility regulators. The finalists include commission members Art Graham and Andrew Fay, who are seeking reappointment. Their current... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/31/2021


Court Says Ex-Utility CEO Entitled to Arbitration

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Court Says Ex-Utility CEO Entitled to Arbitration

An appeals court Tuesday said a former CEO of the Jacksonville municipal utility is entitled to go to arbitration in a legal battle over his firing. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a ruling last year by Circuit Judge Waddell Wallace that former JEA Chief Executive... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/24/2021


Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

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Regulators to Weigh FPL Rates in September

Utility regulators next month will hear arguments about a proposed settlement that Florida Power & Light reached with consumer and business representatives to raise base electric rates over four years and add solar energy. The state Public Service Commission on Wednesday scheduled what could... Continue Reading

by Garnie Holmes
08/18/2021