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Florida Utilities Balking at Efficiency Goals

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) just set goals for electric energy efficiency well below targets set—and achieved—by other states, but not surprisingly, several FEECA utilities filed objections seeking still lower goals. Earlier, we reviewed the…

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EPA Rules Mean Big Challenges Ahead for Dirty Coal

In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken great strides to improve air quality and protect the environment by proposing stricter standards for ozone and sulfur dioxide, and begin regulation…

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Billions of dollars pour into energy efficiency

Well, Gil, solar isn't the only clean energy industry that shows promising growth. According to Elisha Wood, investors and the public are backing energy efficiency with their cash. “VCs and angels—have targeted…

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Florida PSC Fails to Answer the Call on Energy Efficiency

The PSC meeting last week was marked by two dramatic changes for Florida electric utilities.  Utility-oriented commissioner Carter was succeeded as chair for 2010-2012 by the far more consumer-oriented commissioner, Nancy Argenziano.  In remarks made while…

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Verify or Be Scammed - A Clean Energy Reminder

Should you bring a lie detector to your home energy audit?  Well, no, but you should count on putting some research and initiative into the project.  Unfortunately, with more investments in energy…

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Case Builds Against Plant Washington in Georgia

As we begin to reflect on our 2009 coal challenge in Georgia, it is clear that the opposition to Plant Washington continues to grow and we are confident that in 2010 Power4Georgians, the…

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Florida editorial writers urge strong state efficiency goals

Next week, a former editorial board editor is one of five Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) members who will direct Florida's major utilities to pursue energy efficiency efforts over the next five…

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Florida Utilities Drag State Efficiency Ranking Down

This post is co-authored by Brandi Colander, NRDC, and John D. Wilson, SACE. Florida is the dim bulb in the otherwise efficiency-dark Southeast, and the 2009 Energy Efficiency Scorecard from ACEEE shows…

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Will the Florida Public Service Commission Stick with the Status Quo on Efficiency?

The Florida Public Service Commission staff have just issued their recommendation for the next decade of energy efficiency programs in Florida. Their recommendation, see document 10584-09, is to stick with the status…

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Pay now for what you might get later

Last Wednesday, the St. Petersburg Times recognized the "Powerful Savings" available to Florida by investing in conservation. Yet the chief obstacle to conservation remains Florida's commitment to overinvest in nuclear power. Even…