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August 14, 2018

Energy & Utilities

Duke Energy settlement agreement paves way for smarter energy future

Settlement includes investments in grid modernization, smart meters, solar, electric vehicle charging stations, battery storage and new programs to enhance customer choices Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2017

Duke Energy wrapping up final restorations on isolated post-Irma power outages in Florida

Duke Energy announced on Wednesday night that it had restored electricity to essentially all customers impacted by Hurricane Irma in Florida, though crews continue repair work on isolated, scattered power outages. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2017

Restoration workforce triples in Southwest Florida with focus on Hurricane Irma's hardest-hit areas

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced that more than 11,000 workers continue restoring service in the hardest-hit areas of Southwest Florida. The company has restored service to nearly all of its 4.4 million customers, or more than 99 percent, impacted by Irma. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2017

Should power lines go underground?

UF's director of energy studies observes that installing power lines underground to prevent outages during hurricanes may not be the magic bullet many are seeking. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2017

Bing runs out of energy

Energy updates from around Florida including electric vehicles, biodiesel-fueled trains, rooftop solar, utility notes. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

In search of a better battery

A startup company in Volusia County is trying to develop a lightweight, environmentally friendly battery. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

Supply side: A Gainesville company supplies natural gas to utilities in 15 states

Infinite Energy supplies natural gas to utilities in 15 states — and is pushing for deregulation in Florida's electric power markets. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

APR Energy Delivers Backup Generation for South Australia

A newly signed contract with SA Power Networks installs APR Energy as the last line of defense against power outages in South Australia, adding as much as 276MW to the grid through the use of emissions-friendly mobile gas turbines at two sites. The plants should provide critical grid stability before December 1, 2017. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2017

NextEra Energy, Inc. and NextEra Energy Partners, LP Second Quarter 2017 Release

NextEra Energy delivers strong second-quarter financial and operational results Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

FPL installs first of 1 million new Treasure Coast solar panels as part of major statewide solar expansion

Three new universal solar energy centers in Indian River and St. Lucie counties will cost-effectively generate clean, emissions-free energy for customers starting early next year Read more »
Published on 7/11/2017

Brightline and FPL announce clean energy partnership

Brightline, the express train service that will run between West Palm Beach, Fort LaBrightline, the express train service that will run between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, today announced its partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide clean biodiesel to fuel the trains. FPL, which has used clean, high-quality biodiesel as a fuel for its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually under a two-year contract.uderdale and Miami, today announced its partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide clean biodiesel to fuel the trains. FPL, which has used clean, high-quality biodiesel as a fuel for its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually under a two-year contract. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Sunrun Expands Solar Access to Florida

Driven by strong consumer demand, Sunrun will now offer cleaner energy options to the Sunshine State Read more »
Published on 6/21/2017

PSC Reports Increased Renewable Use by Florida Consumers

Continuing its upward trend, customer-owned renewable energy generation increased approximately 38 percent last year, according to electric utility reports filed with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC). Read more »
Published on 6/14/2017

Campus groundbreaking signals new day for community, downtown Orlando

Children from the Parramore community helped Central Florida leaders sink shovels into the dirt today at a groundbreaking ceremony ushering in a transformative campus that will soon rise in downtown Orlando. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2017

REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans' Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated Systems

Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Decimate EPA's Ability to Ensure Safe Tap Water, Especially Rural America Read more »
Published on 5/4/2017

Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $275 Million in High Bids on 913,542 Acres in Central Planning Area

Sale reflects strong market conditions, industry interest in Federal offshore oil and gas resources under new Administration Read more »
Published on 3/27/2017

FPL announces sites selected for eight new solar power plants

Florida Power & Light Company today announced the names and locations of its 2017 and 2018 universal solar projects, consisting of eight new 74.5-megawatt solar power plants that will be built over the next 12 months. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2017

FPL accelerates major solar energy development projects

FPL now plans to add eight new universal solar power plants cost-effectively by early 2018 Read more »
Published on 2/21/2017

Duke Energy Florida to build solar power plant in Suwannee County

Suwannee Solar Facility is the third in the company's long-range plan to install universal solar as part of its diverse energy mix in Florida Read more »
Published on 1/12/2017

Electrons: Recasting the solar battle

In the grand scheme of electrical power generation in Florida, solar power is still a pipsqueak, accounting for less than a percent of the power generated... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Florida PSC approves FPL's four-year rate agreement

Florida PSC approves FPL's four-year rate agreement, keeping typical customer bills low through 2020 while advancing affordable clean energy and best-in-class reliability Read more »
Published on 11/30/2016

NRC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issue Final Environmental Impact Statement For Proposed Turkey Point Reactors in Florida

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has concluded there are no environmental impacts to preclude issuing Combined Licenses to build and operate two reactors next to the existing Turkey Point nuclear power plant, about 20 miles south of Miami. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Duke Energy names Harry Sideris as new Florida president

Harry Sideris, senior vice president of environmental, health and safety for Duke Energy, has been named Duke Energy's state president in Florida, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Read more »
Published on 11/3/2016

World Fuel Services Corporation completes acquisition of ExxonMobil on-airport fueling operations in Canada and France

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the aviation fueling operations of certain ExxonMobil affiliates (“ExxonMobil”) at 34 airports in Canada and 2 airports in France. World Fuel has also become ExxonMobil's long-term wholesale distributor for general aviation fuel in Canada. Read more »
Published on 11/2/2016

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