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    August 20, 2014

    Even Californians Are Attacking Rick Scott's Environmental Record

    Tom Steyer, a former hedge fund manager billionaire from California, has decided to pour millions into a campaign to remind Floridians that Rick Scott has been terrible to the environment. Steyer's super PAC, NextGen Climate, is going strong to the hoop with attack ads targeting Scott and his envir ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    The Alliance for Solar Choice Vows to Fight Against Florida Power Utilities

    Florida's solar industry might be up against the ropes, but it's vowing to fight on. As we reported a few weeks back, the small but feisty solar industry -- with an assist from the Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), a national group pushing sun energy -- is trying to outlive the kibosh coming from Fl ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    FPL, Duke Power, Gulf Power Squeeze Out Solar; Have They No Shame?

    It's summer, ugh, that time of year when the Florida sun seems like a sweaty, wet mattress you're constantly hiking up three flights of stairs. So if there's a time to think seriously about solar power, it's now. Despite the constant rays, Florida's solar industry is still struggling to get off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Floridians Trust Scientists More Than Marco Rubio on Climate Change

    It looks like Floridians would rather have all the scientists run for president than Marco Rubio, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released last week. After the White House released the findings from the National Climate Assessment last month that said climate change was man-made and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Forget Coal and Windmills; FAU's Underwater Turbines Will End Global Warming

    FAU announced recently that researchers at its Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) have signed a 5-year lease to evaluate underwater turbines powered by ocean currents. The lease, which was granted by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Florida Power Plants Called On to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 38 Percent

    On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's power plants by 30 percent by 2030 in an effort by the Obama administration to combat climate change. And while Florida's governor has been going around reminding people he's not a scientist a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Rick Scott Says "I'm Not a Scientist" as He Continues to Ignore Climate Change Issue

    Back in 2012, Marco Rubio invoked his right to tell people he wasn't a scientist when he was asked something that has a clear answer based on scientific evidence. Now Gov. Rick Scott is also invoking that right, for the seemingly same reasons. On Tuesday, the governor was asked if he, like many in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Earth Day: Nine Ways Florida Is Screwing Up the Environment

    Happy Earth Day, Florida! We're all gonna die! Yes, today is the day we're supposed to be conserving, planting trees, turning off the lights, and collecting all that recycling. But the reality is, things are not looking as green as they should in the Sunshine State. Florida is a land literally nam ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Seminole to Protest FPL Power Plant on Earth Day

    Under the banner of environmental preservation and with leading participation by the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, Earth Day will see protests against FPL's plans for a power plant in the Everglades on the border of the Big Cypress Reservation. See also:Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Wh ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    February 27, 2014
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    February 25, 2014

    Problems at FPL's St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant?

    Yesterday, 80 environmental activists from Earth First! protested at the Juno Beach headquarters of Florida Power & Light. Their mission was to bring attention to a proposed power plant in Hendry County. But there's another concern about FPL: possible problems at the nuclear plant in St. Lucie. Tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    FPL to Put Power Lines in Everglades National Park?

    It's a very real possibility that Florida Power & Light could put power lines through Everglades National Park. These would bring power from the Turkey Point nuclear power plant to points northward. The only time to object in person is tonight, at a public meeting at Florida International Universit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Donald Trump and FPL Are Twitter Beefin'

    Donald Trump tweets like a preteen girl. But that's all part of his never-ending quest to pretend that he's going to run for president and to shell out everything that has the name TRUMP on it. He also takes advantage of the social media platform to not only pander to military families but also to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    FPL Tax Rate Hike Challenge Goes to Florida Supreme Court

    Last November, Florida's Public Service Commission approved a $246 million annual rate hike for Florida Power & Light. The hike started hitting bills in January. But now, Florida's consumer advocate is asking the Florida Supreme Court to overturn the rate hike. At the time of the approval, the cos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Power Plant Pollution: FPL's Everglades Plant Ranked Third-Worst in Florida

    A new study ranking greenhouse gas emissions from power plants on a state-by-state basis places Florida number three nationally. Within Florida, the study finds FPL's West County Energy Center, in Palm Beach County, the state's third most polluting. See also: - Tree-huggers Mobilize to Stop FPL Fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Port Everglades FPL Plant Demolished

    The giant candy cane striped power plant smokestacks that stood majestically in Port Everglades and spewed crap into the air will no longer dominate the Ft. Lauderdale skyline. Florida Power & Light strapped some dynamite to the 350-foot, 7,500-ton boilers and imploded them Tuesday morning, making ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Hundreds of Manatees Find Refuge From the Cold Near FPL Plant

    Merry Christmas, South Florida! It's 304 manatees! The recent cold snap forced hundreds of the sea cows to the FPL plant located east of State Road 7 right off Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The herd sought refuge from the suddenly chilly weather in the plant's discharge of war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    FPL Bills to Increase Come January

    Florida Power & Light Co. and Progress Energy Florida won approval by the state on Monday to charge customers $294 million in costs for future nuclear facilities in 2013. Which means your monthly FPL bill will go up by at least $2.59. Hooorrray, Florida! On Tuesday, Florida's Public Service Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Looking to Fight Off Rising Nuclear Power Costs for FPL Customers

    In 2006, the undaunted geniuses in the Florida Legislature came up with the Florida Renewable Technology and Energy Efficiency Act, a shady law that basically gives utility companies like FPL and Progress Energy Florida permission to charge customers for something that might be built or fixed, witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Occupy Fort Lauderdale Releases Its "Declaration of Occupation"

    ​Almost three months after the first "Declaration of Occupation" was released by an Occupy camp -- the first one from the Occupy Wall Street outfit -- Occupy Fort Lauderdale has now aired its list of grievances.The 40 complaints are divided into four sections in the document, including sections on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Where FPL Might Build a Big-Ass Power Plant

    Welcome to our new blog series "Holy Crap, That's Big," where we write about humongous things going up in South Florida and the people behind them. Today's item: a proposed fossil-fuel power plant in the middle of the Everglades.​It's a quiet, open hunting preserve right now, but if power demand c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Florida Has Some of The Most Toxic Air Pollution In the Nation, Study Says

    ​Florida residents are the third-most at-risk among the 50 states from toxic emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants, according to a study released today.The report, from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility, found that only Ohio and Pennsylvani ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 20, 2011

    Legislators Declare Nuclear Plant Is Safe, Revealing Heretofore Unexpected Expertise In Physics

    ​Yesterday, The Sun Sentinel informed the world of a Monday tour of FPL's Turkey Point nuclear power plant by Congressfolk Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, David Rivera, Mario Diaz-Balart and Frederica Wilson. "We understand how different this facility is from the facility in Japan," said Ros-Lehtinen. "So we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Florida's Nuclear Worries?

    ​A two-page report on a proposed Turkey Point nuclear power plant appeared this weekend in the Sun Sentinel, but calling it a "two page" report doesn't really begin to cover it. These are massive pages, 1,600 words in total. Feature-length pages, in Sentinel terms. And why? Is there a radiation le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Meltdown Fears Growing

    Two explosions in three days have rocked the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. An endless stream of nuclear industry cronies has claimed there is really not much to worry about, but the money is doing the talking: Nuclear industry shares have already lost more than $1.5 billion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    FPL Plant Deals Dirty on the Race Question, Activists Say

    FPL's Riviera plant: Looks great from a distance​Environmental activists and some Riviera Beach residents are fed up with living with "one of the dirtiest power plants in the entire state of Florida," according to a news release from the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition. The Coalition, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Koch's Spokesman: Wind Farm is a "Boondoggle"

    Flickr user: andjohan​Yesterday, The Juice brought you the tale of Bill Koch, the Palm Beach billionaire energy mogul who has spent millions of dollars to oppose an offshore wind farm that will sully his view of Nantucket Sound. We speculated that Koch's opposition might have something to do with ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Palm Beach Billionaire Koch Likes Tax Subsidies, Too

    Flickr user: andjohan​One of Palm Beach billionaire Bill Koch's main objections to a proposed offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound -- which he has spent millions of dollars fighting -- is that it will require tax breaks to succeed. As the Juice reported earlier today, Koch has claimed that the an ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Palm Beach Billionaire Sailor Fights to Stop Wind Farm

    Flickr user: andjohanWind farm? NIMBY!​You'd think Bill Koch might be a fan of wind energy. The billionaire Palm Beach energy magnate made some of his fortune off eco-friendly geo-thermal and natural gas power plants. He's also an avid sailor who won the America's Cup in 1992.But it appears that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Nuclear Energy: South Florida's Misunderstood Friend

    Thanks for that, Smithers. Now that we're in the midst of the public hearings on whether to build two new nuclear power plants on Turkey Point, Florida Power & Light is asking you to think of nuclear power as an adorable, avuncular, and perfectly harmless cartoon character.Keep Smilin' Joe Fiss ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    49 States Green With Envy Over Florida's Environmental Progress

    Radio Green Earth: Making the world safer for tree frogs​Bet you thought South Florida was a lot more likely to win accolades for "best strip malls" or "extra egregious decimation of natural wildlife" than for anything much greener than development dollars. But it turns out Florida is among the to ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    You're Invited! Environmentalist on Trial for Chaining Herself to Tree

    Courtrooms can be such staid places -- so we love it when people treat judicial proceedings as interactive theater events. This January, an environmental activist named Stevie Lowe went to the site of the Barley Barber Swamp, an ancient cypress forest, and locked herself to a tree. The reason? Flori ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    FPL vs. the Environment, again

    The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!).  Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    March 31, 2005
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    March 10, 2005

    Pickpocketing the Public: Part 1

    The "renewable energy" program you're chipping in for spews the same old pollutants

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    We've Got the Power

    A legendary producer wants to make Fort Lauderdale a hit factory

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Taking Stock of Bob Graham

    The South Florida senator and presidential candidate wheels and doodles