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Public Counsel: Progress Energy should stop charging customers for Levy County nuclear plant

01/04/2012

TALLAHASSEE — Progress Energy customers should no longer have to pay for any additional development and construction costs for the proposed Levy County nuclear plant, the Office of the Public Counsel argued Tuesday. The construction has repeat ...More

Progress Energy customers are helping to pay for a nuclear plant they aren't likely to benefit from.

02/02/2012

Holiday resident Ernest Dwight Douglass isn't happy that Progress Energy charges him each month for a nuclear power plant it won't open for at least a decade. "Do you think I'll be around to use it?" said Douglass, 91, echoing a common theme among ...More

FPL's nuclear program is the wrong move in the wrong place

08/28/2011

Under our American capitalist model, corporations issue bonds to raise money for new projects. But here in Florida, our Legislature allows a publicly traded utility to take our money, never repay the principal, and charge us 10 percent interest on wh ...More

FPL power line debate heats up

02/03/2012

Two years ago, Florida Power & Light quietly secured congressional approval for a land swap that would allow it to run a trio of high voltage power lines with towers 150 feet tall along the northeastern edge of Everglades National Park. Despit ...More

Will 'zombie economics' prove Florida's proposed nuclear power plants are no longer competitive?

02/03/2012

Wake up and good morning. Well, Progress Energy and Duke Energy, stalled in their merger by federal regulators worried about too much monopoly power, say they are again revamping terms of their deal to make the feds happy. Ac ...More

Public Counsel: Progress Energy should stop charging customers for Levy County nuclear plant

By Ivan Penn, Times Staff Writer In Print: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TALLAHASSEE — Progress Energy customers should no longer have to pay for any additional develo ...