FPL is proposing a $690 million rate hike. Stated to be spent for planned and future power plants, it is above the normal rate of return that is normally accepted for a public utility. Part of this amount is for nuclear recovery costs for plants that may or may not be built. FPL is not obligated to returns the funds back to the rate payers in case the two new nuclear power plants are not built. They are allowed to keep any amount of this money for reasonable costs.
The price tag for the two proposed nuclear power plants is at $35 billion and experts expect this number to continue to rise. Ed Asner speaks out against this waste of money and suggests that in a region of the country called the “Sunshine State”, not to pursue solar just doesn’t make sense.
“Why would anyone not want to work on renewable safe and much less expensive solar energy, in the sunshine state?” asks Ed Asner.
Make a point of coming to one of the hearings open to the public where you can voice your opinion regarding FPL’s proposed rate hike and let the Public Service Commission know that both their greed and plans to provide power for Florida is off base.
9:00am – Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135
4:00pm – Florida Memorial University
Lou Rawls Auditorium
15800 NW 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL
9:00am – Plantation City Council Chambers
400 NW 73 Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
4:00pm – South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024