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TECO deal includes rate freeze, solar expansion

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Tampa Electric Company has asked state regulators to approve a proposed agreement that would largely freeze base rates though 2021 and help lead to an expansion of solar energy.

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Solar amendment supporters shine, raise $2.8M in 2 days

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The committee backing the solar power amendment on the 2016 ballot raised nearly $2.8 million over two days to start the month after posting no contributions since June. Consumers for Smart Solar has raised more than $18.8 million since it began operations in July 2015, mainly through massive support from the utility industry. As of Aug. 5, the committee has about $3.1 million of that money on hand. Between July 30 and Aug. 5, Smart Solar took in eight contributions,…

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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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