SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Share Your Concerns with the Florida PSC
Fed Up With Rising Electric Bills
Due to Florida Utilities’ Risky Proposals?
**Share Your Concerns with the
Florida Public Serive Commission**
Progress Energy of Florida and Florida Power & Light each want to build two costly new nuclear reactors in Florida at costs of nearly $10 billion per reactor. Due to bad legislation passed by the Florida Assembly in 2006 encouraging development in nuclear power, the utilities have AGAIN asked the FL PSC to approve charging customers for tens of millions of dollars in advance to pay for these reactors, which will raise electric bills before the reactors even produce electricity, if they’re ever even built.
It is not fair for the utilities to continue to dip into Floridian’s pocketbooks to pay in advance for building risky new nuclear reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami and the proposed Progress site in Levy County. The PSC will vote on the issue on October 12, 2010.
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 Florida’s economy relies.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1) Attend FL PSC hearings August 24-27, 2010:
The hearings begin at 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 and are currently scheduled to continue through the week at the FL PSC in Tallahassee. They will be held in Room 148 of the Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way in Tallahassee. Find directions and parking information here. Check the PSC calendar for the agenda. Can’t attend? Listen to the hearings online. Unfortunately, public comments cannot be given at the meeting but written comments will be accepted. 2) Submit Your Concerns:
Submit written comments to the FL PSC before the October 12, 2010 vote. Please make sure to reference Docket 100009.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, reference Docket 100009 in the subject line
Mail: Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Schumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Reference Docket 100009
Phone: (800) 342-3552
Other: Find information on the Commissioners here.
In addition to the PSC, concerned citizens can also call or mail comments to the Office of Public Counsel. Include reference to Docket 100009:
Access all the information relevant to this docket here.
For more information on the high costs of building new reactors in Florida, click here