Florida

NextEra Expands Florida Natural Gas Generation in $6.5B Deal with Southern Company

NextEra Expands Florida Natural Gas Generation in $6.5B Deal with Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE), the self-proclaimed largest utility company in the world, announced an agreement Monday with Southern Company to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and ownership interests in the Oleander and Stanton natural gas generating plants in Florida in deals valued at about $6.475 billion, including $1.4 billion of debt.

May 22, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Scaling Back Macondo-Era Well Control Rule

Landmark offshore drilling safety rules put in place following the tragic Macondo well blowout in 2010 may be rolled back by the Trump administration.

April 30, 2018

Maryland, Florida Take Action Against Trump OCS Drilling Plan

Maryland and Florida are moving forward with efforts designed to hamper the Trump administration’s plans to expand oil and natural gas drilling in the offshore.

March 22, 2018

FPL Moving Ahead with Natural Gas-Fired, Solar Power Plans

Continuing a decade-long trend, Florida Power & Light (FPL) this month pushed ahead with plans for natural gas-fired and solar electricity generation facilities, but it intends to delay plans for two units at an existing nuclear plant.

March 15, 2018

Appellate Court Urged to Shut Down Trio of Southeast NatGas Pipelines

A coalition of environmental groups led by the Sierra Club urged a federal appellate court to reject calls by FERC and project sponsors to stay a mandate over a trio of Southeast natural gas pipelines, in effect shutting the projects down immediately.

February 20, 2018

Trump Administration U-Turn on Florida Offshore Drilling Sparks Backlash

The sudden reversal Tuesday by the Department of Interior to drop Florida from a draft proposal to expand U.S. offshore drilling sparked criticism from other coastal state leaders also opposed.

January 10, 2018
Florida Regulators OK RNG for Utility Pipes

Florida Regulators OK RNG for Utility Pipes

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday approved integrating renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, with traditional gas utility pipeline supplies.

December 14, 2017

Sabal Trail Foes Urge Court to Reject FERC Request for Rehearing, Reversal

The complex dispute over a trio of natural gas pipelines in the Southeast, including Sabal Trail, took another turn after environmental groups and landowners opposed to the pipelines urged a federal appeals court to reject a FERC request that the court reverse a decision to vacate project permits.

November 14, 2017
FERC Responds to Sabal Trail Push Back, Releases Draft Supplemental EIS

FERC Responds to Sabal Trail Push Back, Releases Draft Supplemental EIS

FERC issued a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) Wednesday for the Sabal Trail Pipeline and two related pipeline expansions, addressing an Aug. 22 appeals court opinion that vacated and remanded its certificate for the projects.

September 28, 2017
Irma Takes Down Power, Lowers NatGas Demand for Millions in Florida, Georgia

Irma Takes Down Power, Lowers NatGas Demand for Millions in Florida, Georgia

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida early Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm, strafing the state and knocking out power to millions. Authorities said it could takes weeks before power is restored to every customer.

September 11, 2017