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    Thursday, June 04, 2015

    FLA UTILITIES PUSHED TOWARD SOLAR

    Utilities change their tune on solar power

    Ivan Penn, Tampa Bay Times, May 29, 2015

    “…[S]ince early this year, Alex Glenn, the Duke [Energy] Florida president, has touted one solar project after another, with promises of up to 500 megawatts over the next 10 years — more than twice the state's current solar capacity…Florida Power & Light, the state's largest investor-owned utility, pledged in January to build three solar farms that would nearly double the state's current solar capacity. Gulf Power, the smallest of the investor-owned utilities, this year entered an agreement with the military for the state's largest solar power system so far…Critics of the utilities [argue that the power companies have stymied solar's growth in Florida and say the new interest is] because they feel threatened by a ballot initiative that would essentially deregulate solar power in Florida through a constitutional amendment…” click here for more

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