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AARP Florida calls to overturn FPL approval for natural gas speculation in Oklahoma

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AARP is asking the state Supreme Court to stop Florida Power & Light Inc. from investing in speculative natural gas production in Oklahoma, and to direct the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval for the plan. “For the first time, Florida utility regulators have required our state’s consumers to pay millions, in advance, for an electric utility company to join in a natural-gas exploration project in Oklahoma that may never return the anticipated benefit to Florida utility ratepayers,” said Jeff…

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FPL customers get a break on utility rates starting today

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Starting today, Florida Power & Light customers are getting a break. As of May 1, residential consumers for the state’s largest electric utility will pay approximately $3 less on a typical bill. Business customers also get some relief, with a 3 to 6 percent decrease as the state-approved reduction in the company’s fuel charge takes effect. This latest FPL rate decrease – the second in 2015 so far – comes from projected savings on fuel costs. Overall, FPL’s average residential customer…

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Florida Power & Light asks PSC to lower consumer energy bills

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Florida’s largest electric utility is asking the state for permission to cut energy bills for most of its 4.7 million customers. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today filed updated fuel cost projections for 2015 with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), requesting to reduce customer rates beginning May 1, thanks primarily to projected savings on natural gas costs. If approved by the PSC, FPL’s typical 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential customer bill would decrease by $3.00 a month. With this reduction, FPL’s typical bill…

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FPL files to purchase Jax power plant, could save customers $70M

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Florida’s largest electric utility is asking the state for permission to buy a coal-fired power plant that it had been purchasing electricity from for 17 years. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) petitioned the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today for approval to acquire the power plant that since 1988 has contracted with to purchase power. Cedar Bay Generating Plant is a 250-megawatt coal-fired facility located in Jacksonville. If approved, FPL will end the contract, reducing the plant’s operations by 90…

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Charlie Crist appointee to PSC promotes drug use, sexism and simulated sex acts at club

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Gov. Charlie Crist called the Herald/Times today to underscore his interest in having the Public Service Commission postpone its ruling on the rate case and to comment on the uproar over his nominee, Steve Stevens, who owns a bar and lounge. Crist critics are circulating ads from Rick’s Cabana Lounge advertising “Lingerie Fantasy Fests,” “Wet Dream Shots,” and a “Get ‘Layed’ Sunday Night Luau.’ “It’s really despicable,” Crist said. “They’re doing it because they’re frustrated, because they can’t raise rates…That…

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