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House Solar Bill Drawing Controversy 

Some backers of a renewable-energy tax break that voters approved in August contend a House proposal to carry out the constitutional amendment could slow the growth of solar energy in Florida. Also, several members of the House Energy & Utilities … Continue reading

Gulf Power Reaches Rate Settletment

A rate hike on the horizon for hundreds of thousands of Gulf Power customers might not be as big as initially proposed. The Northwest Florida utility agreed Monday to a settlement with the state Office of Public Counsel, which objected … Continue reading

St. Johns River Power Park Decommissioning Planned for 2018

Environmental Benefits and Cost Savings Compelling JEA and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) have agreed to terms to decommission the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP), a 1,252 MW coal-fired electric generating plant owned jointly by JEA (80 percent) … Continue reading

Trump Budget Calls for Big EPA Funding Cut, Limits on DOE Funding

Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency would be cut by $2.6 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 under the first of a series of budget documents to be released this spring by President Donald Trump. The budget would also eliminate or … Continue reading

State Regulators Ready to Grapple with Gulf Power Rates

State regulators are poised to hear arguments about a request from Gulf Power to raise base electric rates for hundreds of thousands of customers in Northwest Florida, amid opposition from consumer, business and environmental groups. The Florida Public Service Commission … Continue reading

Supreme Court Overturns Regulators on Utility Costs

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decision by state regulators about how a utility could recoup costs from customers for a construction project. The 5-1 ruling stemmed from a 2015 request by Florida Public Utilities Co. to collect … Continue reading

Lawmakers Could Un-do FPL Court Rulings

The state’s largest electric utility is pushing two proposals — put on the fast track by Republican leaders — that amount to end-runs around recent court rulings, drawing outrage from consumer groups and large utility customers. The Senate Communications, Energy … Continue reading