Author Archives: Garnie Holmes

FPL Moves Forward on New Broward Plant

Florida Power & Light is moving forward on seeking regulatory approvals for an estimated $888 million project to build a power plant in Broward County. In a filing at the state Public Service Commission, FPL said the 1,163-megawatt plant would … Continue reading

Valenstein Chosen as State Environmental Cheif

With Gov. Rick Scott describing him as “passionate about the environment,” Noah Valenstein was named as Florida’s next environmental secretary after a short interview with Scott and members of the state Cabinet. Valenstein, a former Scott aide who is executive … Continue reading

FPL Seeks Approval of Plan to Shut Down Coal Plant

Florida Power & Light on Monday asked state regulators to give approval by Dec. 1 of a plan to shut down a jointly owned coal-fired power plant in Jacksonville. FPL filed a detailed proposal with the state Public Service Commission … Continue reading

Public Power Group Identifies EPA Rules Ripe for Repeal or Revision

Many regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in recent years are burdensome for electric utilities and have costs that outweigh their benefits, the American Public Power Association told the EPA on May 12. Among the rules and regulations that … Continue reading

Trump Issues Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 11, President Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity designed to protect federal government networks and critical infrastructure, including the nation’s power grid. In a statement issued the same day, the American Public Power Association voiced support for … Continue reading

Journey Line Person – Keys Energy Services

KEYS currently has a Journey Line Person position available.  This position requires that the applicant have a high school diploma or equivalent, have successfully completed the approved Apprentice Lineman Training Program (or equivalent, as determined by KEYS), possess considerable knowledge … Continue reading

Lawmakers Boost Public Notification of Pollution

The House on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would require stepped-up notification of the public when pollution incidents occur. Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, began pushing the increased requirements after controversy last year about pollution incidents involving a … Continue reading