October 14, 2019

Energy & Utilities

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Duke Energy plans to use lithium-ion battery technology for power grids

Duke Energy Florida is planning to use the same lithium-ion battery technology that power most cell phones and laptops to supplement its power grid... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

GE's Pensacola assembly plant advances wind power in Florida

GE's Wind Energy plant in Pensacola assembles 2.5 megawatt turbines, each with the capacity to provide the annual power needs for up to 1,500 homes. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants

In the suburbs of east Orange County, two 50-foot concrete cooling towers at the Orlando Utilities Commission's Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center loom over the surroundings. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Florida Introduces Community Solar Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Access, Jobs

Florida State Senator Lori Berman introduced community solar legislation (SB 1156), which will expand consumer access to affordable clean energy Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

Cleaning up: Duke is on the verge of replacing two coal plants with a natural gas plant

Next month, after more than two years of construction, Duke Energy is scheduled to open its $1.5-billion combined-cycle natural gas plant near Crystal River in Citrus County. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Rising star: A UCF physicist lands a coveted federal ‘early career' grant

If young scientists were ranked like young quarterbacks, Michael Chini would be a top prospect. Chini, 33, earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Canada's McGill University in 2007 and then a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida five years later. Now he's an assistant professor in UCF's physics department who has started down the tenure track. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Nuclear Reaction

FPL moves forward with plans for two nuclear reactors that might not be built. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Big Switch

Gulf Power employees and customers await announcements from NextEra about the company's strategy in Northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Sell JEA?

An advisory firm suggests JEA could get top dollar from a private buyer. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

Nuclear option: Indian River State College's nuclear training program goes worldwide

Five years after the federal government funded Indian River State College to replicate its nuclear plant technician training program on a national level, the college has succeeded at supplying a new cohort of nuclear plant workers across the U.S. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

JEA and City of Jacksonville File Complaint on Plant Vogtle Agreement

JEA and City of Jacksonville File For Declaratory Judgment To Deem Plant Vogtle Power Purchase Agreement With MEAG Power “Ultra Vires,” Void and Unenforceable Read more »
Published on 9/13/2018

CE Power and Power Grid Engineering Merge and Form New Holding Company

The combination results in an industry leading provider of power engineering and field services Read more »
Published on 9/6/2018

'Nuclear option' -- and other energy updates throughout Florida

Five years after the federal government funded Indian River State College to replicate its nuclear plant technician training program on a national level, the college has succeeded at supplying a new cohort of nuclear plant workers across the U.S. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Florida PSC Reduces TECO Customer Bills

Tampa Electric Company's (TECO) monthly residential customer bills will be reduced by $6.50 per 1,000 kWh due to the Florida Public Service Commission's (PSC) approval today on savings from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

NextEra Energy completes acquisition of Florida City Gas from Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Florida City Gas from Southern Company. Read more »
Published on 7/31/2018

Duke Energy selects five Florida locations for Site Readiness Program that supports economic development and jobs

Five properties in Volusia, Marion, Levy, Wakulla and Hamilton counties to participate in company's economic development initiative Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

FPL customers to receive $28 million refund in August as regulators approve Hurricane Matthew cost agreement

FPL to issue customer bill credits during the month of August totaling approximately $28 million; Refund equates to about $3 per 1,000 kWh for residential customers; refunds will also be issued to business customers Read more »
Published on 7/11/2018

Sunrun Brings Affordable Solar, Backup Power And Jobs To Florida

Following a Public Service Commission decision, Sunrun is expanding clean, reliable and affordable energy to households across the state as hurricane season approaches Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

API announces 'Explore Offshore' coalition to support access to the Atlantic's offshore oil nad natural gas resources

This broad coalition of community organizations, businesses, and local associations across the Southeast in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, has come together to voice support for reliable, safe, and affordable energy. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Higher gas prices negatively impact summer travel plans

Rising gas prices have put a crimp in travel plans this summer as more Americans are planning staycations instead of hitting the road, according to our 2018 Summer Travel survey. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

Southern Company Announces Sale of Certain Florida Assets to NextEra Energy

Southern Company today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the entities holding Southern Power's interests in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton to NextEra Energy for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $6.475 billion. Net of debt, this reflects an equity value of approximately $5.075 billion. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

NextEra Energy reaches definitive agreements to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and additional assets from Southern Company

Compelling all-cash transactions of attractive electric and natural-gas franchises complement NextEra Energy's existing operations within Florida Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

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Hundreds of Florida students in need were able to have their lunch debt paid off this week through a community group that banded together to set an example. “It has a lot of impacts if a child is happy and well-fed,” said Angie Vyas-Knight, who helps manage the Jupiter Mamas Facebook group.

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