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PSC approves FPL’s request to charge customers $34 million in nuclear costs next year

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The Florida Public Service Commission on Monday granted Florida Power & Light Co.’s request to charge its customer base $34.2 million in nuclear power plant projects for 2016. Public utilities can charge their customers in advance of building nuclear power plants thanks to a state law passed in 1996 — but nuclear cost recovery remains extremely controversial in Florida. “Despite overwhelming arguments to the contrary, the Commission again gave FPL what they want at the expense of Florida’s businesses and families for increasingly speculative nuclear reactors…

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