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Tuesday February 26, 2008

Holy crap: The whole area is without power. People are trapped in elevators, traffic is at a standstill, and there are crazy thunderstorms all over the place. Turkey Point is down. I’m pleased to report that power has been restored on the Beach, though, and never lost it here in Hollywood. Anyone have anything interesting to report? Update: Early reports have the problem stemming from the main power lines leaving TP. Update: Problem solved: a fire at a substation.

Update (2/27): So, yeah, the official story is that the substation fire somehow shut down the two nuclear reactors at Turkey Point. 2 million people were without power, mostly in Miami but including areas as far north as Tampa and Orlando.

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Monday September 24, 2007

The Miami Herald comes out in favor of nuclear energy. I agree.

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Tuesday July 31, 2007

You will be delighted to hear that FPL is feeling flush.

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Tuesday July 17, 2007

Nice try boys, but South Florida doesn’t have earthquakes. And yes, it is possible to build a hurricane-proof building. The company my dad worked for had a data processing center right in the eye’s path during Andrew, and they went about their business like nothing happened; didn’t loose power for even a second.

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Wednesday June 6, 2007

The (Ft. Lauderdale) airport expansion, she is approved. Meanwhile, the power plant is denied. Update: “I probably would have voted no, but I don’t really care. This place is already ruined anyway.” — anonymous Pulp advisor.

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Monday February 19, 2007

FPL is planning twin coal-burning power plants uncomfortably close to the Everglades. We need more power, and the only debate seems to be between “ultra-supercritical pulverized coal” and “coal gasification” (which, come to think of it, sound like much the same thing). Hiaasen’s for the gasification. Where’s nuclear in all this?

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Friday July 7, 2006

FPL looks at wind power. All kidding aside, this sounds way too smart to actually happen. (via GreenerMiami)

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Wednesday June 28, 2006

Here’s one guy who got overcharged by FPL, to the tune of $140. “His digital meter was connected to another apartment and they think that the digital meter is reading incorrectly.”

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Tuesday May 2, 2006

Holy crap, FPL is at it again. I’m no socialist, but there is something profoundly wrong about having a for-profit corporation supplying a commodity in which it is impossible to have competition.

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