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This amendment establishes a right under Florida's Constitution for consumers to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use.
CD 13 covers southern Pinellas County and is expected to be one of the closer races on election Day. Jolly won the seat over former Florida chief financial officer Alex Sink two years ago, though in 2012 President Barack Obama scored a 10-point victory ...

The utility said that "net metering" allows home solar users to produce surplus power during the day when energy is cheap and trade it - at the same price - for expensive power from the utility in the morning and night when demand for electricity is ...
The Greater Tampa realtors unveiled their list of endorsements in the upcoming election on Tuesday, and one of their most provocative selections is choosing Democrat David Singer over Republican Jackie Toledo in the House District 60 campaign.
The old guard of Orlando-Winter Park Republican politics is coming to the aid of U.S. Rep. John Mica in his hard-fought re-election battle, with tens of thousands of dollars pouring in the past few days for the 12-term incumbent in Florida's 7th ...
Florida has relatively little of it. Florida Power & Light, the state's largest utility, is almost coal-free.

"recycling has been a staple in our community for more than 25 years, and we've always had a great deal of support," says Jim Becker, manager of Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division. "To make recycling more efficient, we're asking residents to ...
With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements - both on and off - the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Mia Simon is no longer a legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto.
Utility monopolies won in Nevada two years ago. Since then, Nevada solar industry has contracted 92 percent. In Florida, utility monopolies are spending over $20 million to create and promote Amendment 1, which in reality is anti-solar. Learn the facts ...
Amendment 1 drew fire for crowding out a more grass-roots solar power amendment that failed to make this year's ballot - in part because utility companies contributed millions to Amendment 1's war chest. The Florida Supreme Court determined the ...
Florida Power & Light Company and Harris have partnered to transition the utility firm from an analog radio communication system to an integrated digital communication system.
The Florida Supreme Court determined the language of the amendment was not misleading and approved it 4-3. It is widely considered a deliberate attempt by utilities to erect barriers to competition and prevent third-party leasing of solar. Utility ...
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) reported on Friday that the measures Florida utilities took in preparation for hurricane Matthew, in addition to subsequent restoration efforts, enabled communities to effectively weather the storm and ...
Billions of dollars spent on hardening the nation's power lines are reducing the time it takes to recover from major storms like hurricane Matthew and throwing growth-starved utilities a lifeline to better earnings. As Matthew battered Florida's East ...
Overturned utility truck spills load on Florida's Turnpike. Southbound lanes closed for hours near Sunrise Boulevard.
Unfortunately, it's a misleading line that was specifically created in order to push through an amendment Florida's monopolistic utility industry got on the Florida ballot. rooftop solar installer Studies have found that the grid, ratepayer, and ...

Lakeland Electric senior lineman Robert Padgett was in Homestead after Hurricane Andrew wrought vast damage to South Florida in 1992. He was in Long Island, N.Y., after Super Storm Sandy and more recently he was reconnecting Tallahassee after ...
When voters in Nevada and Florida hit the polls they will see ballot measures on energy that, if passed, would have a significant impact on consumer choice and monopolies for energy utilities. In Nevada ... "(3) "backup power" means electricity from an ...
While Floridians await a Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling later this year on a 24% rate hike for Florida Power & Light, the Commission is also considering another matter: acceptance of Ten Year Site Plans from the largest state utilities. The Ten ...
Five days after hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, nearly 15,000 JEA customers were still without electricity as of 11 p.m.
While Floridians await a Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling later this year on a 24% rate hike for Florida Power & Light, the Commission is also considering another matter: acceptance of Ten Year Site Plans from the largest state utilities. The Ten ...
Floridians for solar Choice, a broad public interest coalition, initiated a 2015 citizens' ballot drive to allow Florida third-party (non-utility) solar power providers to sell generated power. Practically speaking, this means a private company could ...
More than 169,000 Florida utility customers remained without power Monday as power companies struggled to repair damage caused by hurricane Matthew.
JEA, Jacksonville's public utility, had 29 of its own crews in the field reconnecting power, the utility reported, along with 43 crews lent from utilities in Georgia, Texas, Missouri and from Tampa Electric. Tampa Electric sent 285 electrical workers ...
Rick Scott, including the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), which represents 34 public power communities across the state.
We currently have assistance from utilities in Florida and four other states, quadrupling the number of field crews doing electric restoration.
Elkins gets her power from Fort Pierce Utilities Authority. She says they told her, it could still be another three to four days before it's ... Most of them are Florida Power & Light customers. Officials with FPL say they expect to have full ...
Florida Power And Light requested 5,000 additional personnel from other utilities and contractors throughout the East Coast including First Energy, which provided 250 linemen, 22 from Mon Power.
(WPMI) - Seven linemen and four trucks from Riviera Utilities are headed to Florida to help restore power following hurricane Matthew.
Texas City - Twenty-six Texas-New Mexico Power employees departed for Florida Wednesday morning to help restore power outages that are expected due to hurricane Matthew.
NextEra Energy's (nyse:NEE) Florida Power & Light unit, which serves roughly half of the state's population, says that as many as 1.2M customers could lose power from hurricane Matthew as it swirls along Florida's east coastline. FPL says it has spent ...
Hurricane preparedness coordinators from various utilities services and departments in Florida sent out a call for volunteers to aid in restoring and protecting electric power lines.
Utilities in the Southeastern United States have been preparing for years. hurricane Matthew presents a serious test to their systems.
"When we are asked, and we're available, we certainly want to do that because we look back at what happened in 2007 (ice storm in January) with us and we had utilities from 30 states across the country come and help us and we want to go help them.".
"Florida utilities have raised a staggering $21 million to place this 'citizen' amendment on the ballot. With Amendment 4 we saw the enthusiasm Florida voters have for good solar policy, and we urge voters to get the facts and not be fooled by this ...
Update, 10:10 a.m. Friday. Brevard public schools also issued a statement that all of the BPS district school and ancillary sites serviced by the City of Melbourne's utility division no longer remain under boil water restrictions. schools that had been ...
Hillsborough County reports on a wastewater spill in the western portion of Royal Pines Avenue in Riverview on September 26. By Jamie Wilkins (Patch Staff) - September 30, 2016 11:03 am ET.
Barry Moline, director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association, said Kissimmee, Orlando and Lakeland, for example, have put non-resident utility customers on their utility system's governing boards. Vero Beach has the same opportunity to do so ...
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), Pensacola, Florida, has announced its new material recovery facility (MRF) has begun operations, processing 25 tons per hour (tph) of single-stream recyclables.
When waging a political campaign to gain some sort of advantage, truth in advertising ranks as a pesky hindrance to achieving the goal.
LATEST INFORMATION: Read the latest information we have on the boil-water notice affecting 150,000 in south Brevard. Update, 9:30 a.m.
Dominion and Duke are working with gas companies on the giant Atlantic Coast pipeline, utilities in the Northeast are pushing to build their own gas transportation, and regulated utility Florida Power & Light was even investing directly in Oklahoma ...
If passed, it "would be a constitutional endorsement of the idea that rooftop solar users should pay higher utility bills than other customers," the groups argued, noting that rooftop solar users could pay up to twice as much for electricity purchased ...
And the manufacturers won a major battle on this front back in 2012, as the Third District Court of Appeal unilaterally adopted the "risk-utility" test over the "consumer expectations" test, despite the Florida Supreme Court's adoption of the Second ...
Opponents argue that these existing solar laws are anti-consumer and only benefit utility companies that hold a monopoly in the state.
St. Petersburg is facing scrutiny over its recent decision to pump 20 million gallons of sewage from an overloaded treatment plant into Tampa Bay.
A 60-year-old Florida man was killed late Monday morning after his vehicle ran off the side of the road and struck a utility pole on Bill Davis Road near Summerton. Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said Timothy Payne of St. Augustine, Florida, was wearing a ...
Three environmental groups including the Sierra Club have filed a lawsuit challenging federal regulators' decision to approve the $3.2 billion Sabal Trail ...
WASHINGTON | In Florida, the competing sides on just one November ballot question - about controlling solar power production in the state - already have ...


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