Tag: TECO

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
A PG&E smart meter. Utilities are unevenly applying late fees and reconnecting customers who had been disconnected before pandemic crisis

Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees

A mosaic of state policies and voluntary pledges has meant that the effects of missing a utility payment are playing out unevenly across the country.

/ April 14, 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
Big Bend Sea Wall TECO

TECO’s Political Contributions Seem Geared to Influence Approval of New Big Bend Gas Plant with Sea Wall

Tampa Electric (TECO), and its law firm have made political contributions to members of the Florida Power Plant Siting Board in the lead-up to tomorrow’s vote to approve the company’s...

/ July 24, 2019

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Former Legislator That Was Critical of Solar to Public Service Commission

Update: On December 4, 2017, Ritch Workman resigned after Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto issued a statement in which she said Workman approached her from behind and “pushed his body up against me and made vulgar...

/ September 28, 2017
Funding to Consumers for Smart Solar for Amendment 1 as of Oct. 14, 2016

“Consumers for Smart Solar” behind Florida’s Amendment 1 collected only $10 from actual consumers

Florida's "Consumers for Smart Solar," the group behind the anti-solar Amendment 1, has collected only $10 from actual individual consumers. It has collected $22 million from electric utilities, fossil fuel...

/ October 24, 2016