Category Archives: Uncategorized

Bills Filed to Block EPA Clean Power Plan

Two Republican lawmakers want to keep Florida from having to follow new federal clean-energy regulations while the state backs a legal challenge to an Obama administration rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, … Continue reading

‘Substantial’ efficiency achievements seen in public power sector

Substantial energy efficiency achievements are happening in the public power sector of the U.S. electricity industry, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. “While the rapid growth in utility energy efficiency efforts and accomplishments … Continue reading

Investor-Owned Utilities Pour Money Into Solar Initiative

The state’s four major investor-owned electric utilities have spent almost $1.9 million since July in a battle of competing solar-energy ballot initiatives, according to campaign-finance records. Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric, Gulf Power and Duke Energy are supporting a … Continue reading

OUC’s Reliability Tops IOU’s in State

Newly released data for OUC’s last Fiscal Year (ending September 30) clearly show its customers enjoy far fewer electric outages and shorter delays when compared to the state’s larger investor-owned utilities (IOU’s). OUC’s rolling 12-month data shows OUC finishing well … Continue reading

FMEA Presents Building Strong Communities Awards

The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 15 municipal electric utilities with its 2015 Building Strong Communities Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Presented with the awards during FMEA’s … Continue reading

Watts Bar 2 Applauded at Nuclear Energy Institute Roundtable

The first new nuclear power reactor that will come on line in the 21st century — the  Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar 2 — carries on a proud public power tradition because it “has been built by and for the … Continue reading

Solar-Plus-Storage Could Be Perfect Fit for Low-Income Communities

Solar photovoltaic installations coupled with battery storage can provide resilience during extended outages, such as the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Multi-day outages caused by storms can have an exacerbated effect on vulnerable populations, but the Clean Energy Group recently … Continue reading