FPL http://blog.wlrn.org en Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-doesnt-sunshine-state-use-more-solar-energy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">As far as solar energy goes, the Sunshine State is third in the country for potential -- and</span> 18th <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">in actual installation.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:56:10 +0000 Julia Duba 35899 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy? FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fpl-adds-new-storm-service-technology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Power &amp; Light says it is prepared for hurricane season.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2004, </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made $1.4 billion worth of technological changes to turn the lights back on quicker after storms. The company wants to make sure the past doesn’t repeat itself.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:13:02 +0000 Lisann Ramos 32601 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida Going More Nuclear? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-south-florida-going-more-nuclear <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet approved two more nuclear reactors to the Turkey Point power plant on Biscayne Bay. But neighbors are worried about the construction of 88 miles of transmission lines, and environmentalists question why Florida Power &amp; Light wants more nuclear facilities by the coast.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:42:02 +0000 Elaine Chen 32449 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida Going More Nuclear? May 15, 2014: South Dade Mayors Protest FPL Vote http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-15-2014-south-dade-mayors-protest-fpl-vote <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:46:40 +0000 Marva Hinton 32369 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL And National Guard Partner Up http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fpl-and-national-guard-partner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Power &amp; Light on Friday announced what it says is the first ever partnership with the National Guard.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Command Center was on high alert as employees prepared to face a fictitious Category 3 Hurricane. This is just one part of the company’s new hurricane preparedness strategy that involves a partnership with the Florida National Guard.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:34:31 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31750 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL And National Guard Partner Up National Park Service Wants Public's Opinion On Acquiring FPL-Owned Everglades Land http://blog.wlrn.org/post/national-park-service-wants-publics-opinion-acquiring-fpl-owned-everglades-land <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Park Service </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has come up with five different ways they can&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">acquire Everglades land currently owned by the Florida Power and Light Company.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPS held a forum this week to get public opinion on possible&nbsp;acquisition plans. Currently,&nbsp;</span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;owns an 8.5-square-mile area of land within Everglades National Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:14:36 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 28173 at http://blog.wlrn.org National Park Service Wants Public's Opinion On Acquiring FPL-Owned Everglades Land Are FPL Customers Paying $43M For Nuclear Projects That May Never Happen? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/are-fpl-customers-paying-43m-nuclear-projects-may-never-happen <p></p><p>Florida Power &amp; Light customers will pay nearly $43.5 million next year for nuclear-power projects, including $16.2 million for a plan to eventually build two new reactors in Miami-Dade County, state regulators decided Tuesday.</p><p>The project costs will have relatively little impact on customers&#39; monthly bills. A residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month will pay about 46 cents.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:11:00 +0000 Jim Saunders & News Service Of Florida 21468 at http://blog.wlrn.org Are FPL Customers Paying $43M For Nuclear Projects That May Never Happen? The Sunshine Economy: Fueling Florida's Power http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-fueling-floridas-power <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">The demand for electricity is growing in South Florida, but Florida Power and Light has been tearing down power plants.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">The power plants like the one in the slideshow above have been generating electricity for more than 50 years in many cases. Often, they burned oil to make power.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tom Hudson 19106 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Sunshine Economy: Fueling Florida's Power Florida Power & Light Asks To Continue To Collect For Turkey Point Expansion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-power-light-asks-continue-collect-turkey-point-expansion <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Five years and more than $650 million into refurbishing and building nuclear reactors, Florida Power &amp; Light officials told regulators Monday that it can’t guarantee what new reactors will cost consumers, when the reactors will deliver energy, or even if it will get a license to finish the job.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:23:59 +0000 Mary Ellen Klas 18572 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Power & Light Asks To Continue To Collect For Turkey Point Expansion Duke Energy Customers To Pay More As Nuke Plans Scrapped http://blog.wlrn.org/post/duke-energy-customers-pay-more-nuke-plans-scrapped <p></p><p>Florida customers of Duke Energy should expect to pay more next year for nuclear projects, even as the company reduces its planned nuclear footprint.</p><p>Meanwhile, Florida Power &amp; Light, which has recently completed upgrades of two nuclear facilities, will lower the amount it collects for nuclear projects. For a homeowner who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours of power a month, that will save $1.17.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:13:51 +0000 News Service of Florida 18571 at http://blog.wlrn.org Duke Energy Customers To Pay More As Nuke Plans Scrapped Power Plant Demolition Ushers In A Cleaner, Manatee-Friendly Future http://blog.wlrn.org/post/power-plant-demolition-ushers-cleaner-manatee-friendly-future <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8ShLrmU1SY4" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>At 6:46 a.m. this morning, the FPL Port Everglades Power Plant vanished from the I-595 skyline, demolished to make way for an energy efficient future.&nbsp;</p><p>But, while this demolition only lasted a mere minute, it required months of preparation and a professional demolition team, who called the demolition “a controlled implosion.”</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:22:22 +0000 Gabriella Watts 17419 at http://blog.wlrn.org Power Plant Demolition Ushers In A Cleaner, Manatee-Friendly Future What FPL's President Thinks About Nukes, Renewables http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-fpls-president-thinks-about-nukes-renewables <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p>In a wide-ranging interview back in February,<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/fpl-president-says-controversial-nuclear-fee-has-been-good-jobs-and-economy"> <u>Florida Power &amp; Light</u>&nbsp;President Eric <u>Silagy</u> addressed a number of issues facing the state's largest utility</a>.</p><p>The responses prompted a slew of feedback on topics ranging from storm preparedness and climate change to renewable energy sources.</p><p><strong>Nuclear Power</strong></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:27:36 +0000 Phil Latzman 13980 at http://blog.wlrn.org What FPL's President Thinks About Nukes, Renewables FPL Turkey Point Expansion Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fpl-turkey-point-expansion-project <p></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 8918 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL Turkey Point Expansion Project FPL President Says Controversial Nuclear Fee Has Been Good For Jobs And The Economy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fpl-president-says-controversial-nuclear-fee-has-been-good-jobs-and-economy <p></p><p></p><p>Florida Power and Light is the state's largest utility serving roughly&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">4.6 million customers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2006, </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> customers have been paying what's called a "Nuclear Cost Recovery Fee," which enables the utility to charge in advance for future costs of building and improving nuclear power plants.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since then, about $320 million has been raised to add 525 megawatts of new power to Turkey Point in South Miami-Dade. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:22:42 +0000 Phil Latzman 8890 at http://blog.wlrn.org FPL President Says Controversial Nuclear Fee Has Been Good For Jobs And The Economy