18 Dec '16, 2pm

Utilities

Utilities

On an August 2015 earnings call , Kelcy Warren, CEO of natural gas company Energy Transfer Partners, acknowledged that “the pipeline business will overbuild until the end of time.” Critics of Florida’s utilities say they believe Warren. They point to state regulators allowing Florida Power and Light (FPL ) to build not only new power plants using fracked gas from as far away as Pennsylvania and Texas but also natural gas infrastructure that includes the $3 billion Sabal Trail Pipeline . And Florida residents are footing the bill for these efforts. As Frank Jackalone, Director of Sierra Club Florida, said in a recent blog post : “ FPL has admitted that homegrown solar and batteries could do at least as good a job of powering Floridian homes and businesses — at competitive prices. To make matters worse, FPL is also using these power plants to try to justify building unnecess...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/12/18/critics-say-florida...

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