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PSC approves Duke nuke fees

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In a pro forma move, the Public Service Commission Tuesday OK’d Duke Energy Florida‘s plan to charge customers for its nuclear energy costs. The commission unanimously approved the roughly $52 million in recovery in a five-minute hearing on the request for next year. The utility will use the money to defray costs from shutting down its Crystal River nuclear plant in Citrus County. The approval comes after last year’s request from Florida Power & Light to charge its customers $34 million in nuclear power plant…

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Duke Energy Florida brings 17-acre Osceola County solar power plant online

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Osceola County commissioners will celebrate the newest Duke Energy solar plant providing Central Florida consumers clean, renewable power. The Osceola Solar Facility, owned and operated by Duke Energy, contains 15,000 solar panels and is roughly the size of 13 football fields. The plant, which officially began operation May 12, produces nearly 4 megawatts of carbon-free energy. The solar plant will be honored at the Aug. 1 Osceola County Commission meeting, according to a Duke Energy news release. At 1:30 p.m.,…

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League of Women Voters to organize solar co-ops beginning in St. Petersburg

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The League of Women Voters in Florida is going big on solar power this year. They’re putting their political muscle behind supporting one solar constitutional amendment on the ballot next month, while opposing another such measure in November. And somewhat outside their normal lane, they’re also going to organize solar co-ops to negotiate steep discounts on rooftop solar for homeowners across the state. “We are extremely excited to present to you today our plans to make solar the number one issue, and making Florida the number one state…

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Ken Welch is “fairly optimistic” electric buses will be in St. Pete next year

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Members of the board that oversees Pinellas’ bus system are split when it comes to deciding what kind of buses to buy. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO Brad Miller has proposed buying five new buses to replace worn out buses in the system’s fleet. The five buses would be the first of 70 buses the PSTA plans to buy over the next five years. Under Miller’s proposal, the five new buses would be diesel unless funding is found to install…

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“Consumers for Smart Solar” initiative brings in more than $8.5 million in April

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Consumers for Solar Choice, the group behind the controversial solar power amendment that will go before Florida voters in November, has raised their most campaign contributions to date in April, bringing in $8,521,125 — by far their largest one-month total since kicking off their campaign last July. That $8.5 million came from just 14 different contributors, fueling the fact that utility companies are pushing the measure. That includes $2.8 million from Florida Power & Light, $2.7 million from Duke Energy,…

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Responding to Times reporter Robert Trigaux’s ‘three pointed questions’ for Duke Energy

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On Wednesday, Robert Trigaux penned a column asking “three pointed questions” for Duke Energy in the fallout of a flat quarterly earnings report and its annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trigaux prefaces his piece by proposing a mild winter is what brought lower demand for power – hence the softer earnings report. Next, he piles on several “missteps,” including Duke’s shelved nuclear power program and a “less-than-inspiring role as a bully of Florida’s young solar power industry.” Trigaux then suggests…

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Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility unveiled at Disney World

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It’s only fitting that solar panels that will help with the power needs of Walt Disney World are shaped like the famous ears of the mouse that started the whole Disney enterprise. Officials with Disney World, Duke Energy and Disney’s private government on Tuesday flipped on the switch to a Mickey Mouse-shaped solar facility located on 22 acres near the Epcot theme park. The facility is made up of 48,000 solar panels and is operated by Duke Energy. Duke Energy…

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