The Florida Public Service Commission today approved $151 million dollars in advance nuclear costs for Florida Power & Light.
That's the total amount that FPL requested and the vote was unanimous. It means that a customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will be charged $1.69 a month for the advance costs beginning in January 2013. The costs were approved despite objections from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which argues that FPL has failed to demonstrate its intent to actually build the new Turkey Point reactors.
The Food Network-- a famous cable channel featuring popular cooking shows and competitions-- has broken into the restaurant biz, and its first location is (believe it or not) the Jet Blue terminal at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
It's the only restaurant serving hot food at the terminal and it has the Food Network logo plastered over every bit of the cafeteria-style decor.
The past couple of years have been difficult for the state's real estate market-- particularly in South Florida. However, real estate agents now say that Miami's market is finally booming after years of a lull.
Hurricane Sandy might have dealt South Florida only a glancing blow, but the monster storm left its mark on the region's beaches.
From Miami Beach to northern Palm Beach County, widespread beach erosion can be seen in many coastal communities. Palm Beach County environmental director Dan Bates says parts of the county unprotected by the natural buffer of the Bahamas got hit hard.
President Obama announced last week that his administration would back off on a part of the health care reform law (which is currently being rolled out in full force) that would have allowed insurers in small group markets to charge smokers a 50-percent higher premium than nonsmokers.
The catch: smokers have to prove they are trying to quit.