All posts by Alissa Schafer

1.25 million Floridians face electric disconnection by utilities

Investor-owned utilities have begun to resume the disconnection process, are opposed to shutoff moratorium petition before the PSC next week

/ October 2, 2020
Lawrence McClure

Utility Front Group Sparks Attack on Florida Rooftop Solar Amid Ongoing COVID Crisis

Attack led by Florida legislator who has accepted over $20,000 from utilities in political contributions

/ September 11, 2020
Florida PSC Don Polmann

Candidates Vie for Influential Florida Public Service Commission Seat

Three state legislator applicants have each accepted thousands in utility political contributions and voted in favor of utility-friendly legislation.

/ August 5, 2020
Image of FPL gas plant

Florida Power and Light quietly reduces solar commitment, shifting some proposed solar to Gulf Power in midst of merger

FPL reduced solar plans by over 500 MW, apparently moving some proposed projects to Gulf Power’s service territory in the Florida panhandle. FPL’s solar reductions come despite its parent company’s...

/ July 13, 2020
Image of FPL gas plant

NextEra Energy Only Large Utility Company Without Absolute Carbon Reduction Goal

NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power, recently touted an award it received from Fortune as the “World’s Most Admired” utility, along with another...

/ March 10, 2020

Energy Choice Falls Flat at Florida Supreme Court After Utility Offensive

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on January 9 to keep the “Energy Choice” initiative off the Florida ballot in the upcoming general election, siding with investor-owned utilities and quashing an...

/ January 20, 2020

Nikki Fried calls for end to utilities’ energy efficiency programs while endorsing their proposed goals of zero

Nikki Fried, the top statewide Democrat in Florida, endorsed utilities’ plans for eliminating their energy efficiency goals and called for an end to utility energy efficiency programs in a brief...

/ September 30, 2019
Jacob Williams FMPA general manager and CEO (former coal executive from the bankrupt coal company Peabody Energy)

FMPA Coordinating Statewide Campaign to Raise Florida Municipal Utilities’ Fixed Fees, Block Solar

The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is waging a campaign to increase monthly fixed fees to as high as $50 in an attempt to block the growth of solar, according...

/ August 22, 2019