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Stop Increasing Electric Bills in Florida

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STOP INCREASING ELECTRIC BILLS IN FLORIDA FROM UTILITIES’ RISKY PROPOSALS 

Contact the Florida Public Service Commission TODAY!vogtle take action nuclear reactorsThe Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) needs to hear about your concerns with Progress Energy and FPL plans to build two costly new nuclear reactors in Florida with combined estimated costs of $35-44 billion dollars before the PSC votes on October 24, 2011.

Due to anti-consumer state legislation, utilities can ask the FL PSC to approve charging their 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’ve asked 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.

This must stop! It is not fair for utilities to continue to make Floridians pay in advance for their speculative, risky proposed 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
Send comments to the FL PSC before the 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

Or click here to contact the PSC and your state legislators at once.

Find Commissioners information at: www.psc.state.fl.us/about/commissioners/index.aspx

Copy your state legislators in your comments to the PSC. Go to http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find to contact your state Senator, and http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/ for your state Representative.

For more information on the risks of building new reactors in Florida, visit our website via:? www.cleanenergy.org/index.php?/Take-Action.html?form_id=51&item_id=49

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