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Fed Up with Rising Electric Bills?

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Contact the Florida Public Service Commission Today!

Florida Public Service Commission - Rate IncreaseProgress Energy and FPL each want to build two costly new nuclear reactors in Florida. If all four reactors were built, it could cost $35-44 billion dollars! Due to bad state legislation passed a few years ago, the utilities have the ability to once AGAIN ask the FL PSC to approve charging customers to pay in advance for reactors that won’t be online for over a decade—if they’re ever even built! This year they’re asking for more than $350 million for costs associated with new nuclear generation including uprates at existing reactors. Since 2009, the PSC has already approved nearly $700 million dollars for this nuclear tax pre-payment scheme.

Enough is enough! It is not fair for utilities to continue to make Floridians pay in advance for their risky new nuclear reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant near Miami and the proposed Progress site in Levy County.

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

Attend the PSC Meetings in Tallahassee August 10-26, 2011. Click here for more information on the hearing schedule, or a map to the PSC. You can also view the hearings live here, and follow us on Twitter for live updates.


Send comments to the FL PSC before its October 24, 2011 vote. Make sure to reference Docket 110009.

Email: contact@psc.state.fl.us, reference Docket 110009 in the subject line
Mail: Florida Public Service Commission


Reference Docket 110009


2540 Shumard Oak Blvd.


Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (800) 342-3552
Find information on the Commissioners at: www.psc.state.fl.us/about/commissioners/index.aspx


For more information on the high costs of building new reactors in Florida, visit our website.