nuclear power

South Florida Officials To Fight State's Nuclear Plant Expansion Approval

May 14, 2014
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The city of Miami has vowed to appeal this week’s decision by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet to approve building two nuclear reactors there. South Florida local government officials especially object to about 89 miles of transmission wires that would deliver the new power.

Tallahassee Rep. To Oppose Miami Nuclear Plant Expansion

May 12, 2014
Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

A Tallahassee lawmaker and a South Florida mayor are planning to ask Florida Gov. Rick Scott to stop the expansion of a Miami nuclear power plant. Scott and his cabinet will hear from Florida Power and Light Tuesday about its plans to add reactors to its Turkey Point plant.

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Florida’s utility company regulating board, the Public Service Commission, Thursday approved a new settlement agreement that leaves Duke Energy customers paying for retired or scrapped nuclear power plants for years to come. As Jessica Palombo reports, Duke rate payers who testified against the agreement say they’ll continue their fight—potentially in court.

The Florida Public Service Commission is standing by its decision to deny part of a rate increase request for a panhandle power company. Gulf Power, based in Pensacola, appealed the commission’s earlier decision in February to reject the rate hikes saying Commissioners were confused about the request.