Published on August 16, 2008
Section Green Report / Media
Florida’s courting nukes. Maybe you read my article about Bush speaking at the Renewable Energy Conference, calling for a resurgence in nuclear (pronounced noo-klee-ur) technology to solve America’s energy crisis. The good folks in Florida, led Bush boy Jeb, are taking the ball of uranium and running with it.
Two Florida energy companies, Progress Energy and Florida Power and Light have designs in place to install several new plants in the coming years, including one recently approved by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. With ever-peaking oil prices and CO2 emissions in sharp focus these days, nuclear energy is making a comeback. Both the feds and state governments are helping with tax breaks and allowing power companies to charge up front for the cost of production.