FPL has a “great” nuclear reactor deal for you! Interested?

Hey FPL customers, your monopoly utility claims to have a “great” deal for you! FPL plans to build 2 nuclear reactors, but it won’t commit to actually build them – it won’t even commit to a price tag.

Duke Energy’s New Energy Savings Incentive Benefits Consumers and Cuts Energy Waste

Yesterday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Duke Energy’s new energy efficiency financial incentive. With the order, Duke Energy will shift away from the Modified Save-A-Watt pilot that was approved in 2009, to a more common shared savings model. By adopting the shared savings incentive, the North Carolina Utilities Commission and their support confirmed their [...]

What is the news on nukes in Florida?

Over this past week, the news in Florida has been all nuclear, all the time. And another headline for this blog could be, “Another one bites the dust” as the much-touted, so-called “nuclear renaissance” continues to crumble in the state. Just last February, Duke wisely announced that they would not pursue further repairs to the [...]

Nuclear renaissance in Florida crumbles, meets economic reality

This blog was co-authored by SACE staff Sara Barczak and George Cavros. Has the so-called “nuclear renaissance” finally met economic reality? The nuclear industry recently experienced their “worst week” since the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Not only did Duke Energy scrap plans to build new reactors at their Shearon Harris site in North Carolina but [...]

Who opposes the Florida nuclear tax? Florida seniors!

Did you know that, according to a recent poll by the Florida AARP of its members (see page 3), a majority of seniors agreed that raising electric rates for new nuclear reactor proposals that may never be completed is bad business? Seniors are clearly getting the worst end of this deal, with no guarantees that they [...]

Before the Court: SACE Protecting Consumers by Challenging Florida Nuclear Tax

In early October, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy appeared before the Florida Supreme Court to support our argument that Section 366.93, Fla.Stat., which has been dubbed Florida’s “Nuclear Tax,” is not only extremely unfair to Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Progress Energy of Florida (PEF) customers, but more importantly that this early cost recovery [...]

Florida Nuclear Debacles: Throwing Even More Good Money After Bad

Once again the Tampa Bay Times hits the nail on the head with their blistering editorial on the continued debacle at the Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida. Their continued investigative reports have shed much needed light on this serious situation. Crystal River, which we coined as a “Humpty Dumpty” reactor because of it’s many [...]