SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Attend FL Public Service Commission Hearing
September 2, 2009
CONCERNED WITH THE HIGH COSTS OF BUILDING NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS IN FLORIDA?
**ATTEND FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HEARINGS**
SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2009 IN TALLAHASSEE
Progress Energy of Florida and Florida Power & Light each want to build two costly new nuclear reactors in Florida. The utilities have asked the FL PSC to approve early recovery of costs, which could raise your electric bill before the reactors even produce electricity, if they are ever even built. Attend FL PSC hearings beginning September 8, 2009. It is not fair for the utilities to dip into Floridian’s pocketbooks to pay in advance for building costly and risky new nuclear reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami and the proposed Progress Energy of Florida’s Levy County site. The PSC will issue a final decision by October 26, 2009.
Instead, Florida needs to move toward energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy that can protect Florida’s families and businesses from financial risk as well as preserve Florida’s vital natural resources on which our economy relies.
To access all the information relevant to this docket, visit http://www.psc.state.fl.us/dockets/cms/docketdetails.aspx?docket=090009. HOW:
Mail: Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Schumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Reference Docket 090009
Other: Information on the Commissioners can be found at http://www.psc.state.fl.us/about/commissioners/index.aspx
In addition to the PSC, concerned citizens can also call or mail comments to the Office of Public Counsel. Include reference to Docket 090009:
Office of Public Counsel
Listen to the hearings online at http://www.psc.state.fl.us/agendas/audiovideo/index.aspx.
Ultimately due to legislation passed by the Florida Assembly in 2006 encouraging development in nuclear power, FPL and Progress in March 2009 asked the FL PSC to approve early recovery of costs associated with building these four new nuclear reactors. The Office of Public Counsel, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc./PCS Phosphate – White Springs, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the Federal Executive Agencies have each been granted intervention in this docket. View the Notice of Hearing at http://www.psc.state.fl.us/library/filings/09/08471-09/08471-09.pdf.
For more information on the high costs of building new reactors in Florida, please visit http://www.cleanenergy.org/prevent-new-reactors-in-florida.