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Activists will rally for clean energy at Duke in St. Pete listen

02/26/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: clean energy, environment, nuclear, coal, solar, Duke Energy, Progress Energy

Activists from around the Tampa Bay area will rally at the Duke Energy headquarters in downtown St. Pete this weekend to demand clean energy. It’s being organized by Greenpeace community coordinator Christine Wall. During an interview this week, Wall said the group hopes to draw attention to the dangers associated with coal and nuclear plants.

Activists will have petitions to sign as well as a booth for making Clean Energy t-shirts.

"Duke Energy probably has seven nuclear plants around...

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More than 20 groups join forces in quest for clean energy listen

11/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: clean energy, solar, coal, nuclear, Duke Energy, Sierra Club

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More than 20 groups have joined forces to encourage Duke Energy to invest in renewable energy sources like solar instead of dirty coal. During a kick off rally Wednesday in downtown St. Pete across from Duke’s Florida headquarters, more than 100 residents demanded that the energy giant close its Crystal River coal plant by 2016. Kelly Martin is the senior campaign director for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal program.

“We also know that the Crystal River coal plant is one that is ripe for re...

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Public interest group threatens class action lawsuit if PSC settles with Duke over nukes listen

10/16/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: PSC, Public Service Commission, Duke Energy, Progress Energy, Levy County, nuclear, nuclear power, Crystal River, Dwight Dudley, Daylin Houser

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update: the PSC approved the settlement agreement Thursday by a vote of 4-1

Wednesday Duke Energy is asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve an agreement with Florida’s Office of Public Counsel to settle financial issues relating to a cancelled Levy County nuclear energy project and closing a nuclear plant in Crystal River. But they were met by citizens and activist groups who are asking the Public Service Commission to delay the settlement and instead hold public hearing...

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Activists plan rally in St. Pete against Duke Energy and nuclear advance cost recovery listen

10/11/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Duke Energy, nuclear, advance cost recovery

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A group of community activists are gathering in front of the Duke Energy headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg Saturday to raise support for an effort to end advance cost recovery fees. A law passed by the Florida legislature allows the utility company to charge customers for improvements to existing facilities or for new construction before a shovel even hits the ground. Frank Lupo organized the rally becaus...

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March is Bike Month

02/18/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today's program with Arnie Gunderson, a nuclear engineer with the nonprofit group Fairewinds, who gave us a little more information about Crystal River and what's next. Arnie talked about what happened that finally shut down the Crystal River Nuclear Power plant and our future options. He felt that solar electric was a good option, but that solar thermal to heat water was a quicker return on investment. Solar thermal central power plants and wind power on our coast lines, connected...

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Energy, Electric Rates, the Environment and Solar Power

01/28/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Interview with safe energy activist Susan Glickman, director of the Florida Clean Technology Business Council. FMI http://www.cleanenergy.org

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Should Progress Energy customers pay for new nuclear plants? A crowd in Pinellas says no listen

01/12/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Progress Energy customers might see even more of an increase on their electric bills by the year 2020. The rate hike funds construction of a new power plant in Levy County. About 150 concerned ratepayers packed an auditorium at [St. Pete College’s Seminole campus](http...

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Environmental groups to Progress Energy: No nuclear power in Florida listen

10/03/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Progress Energy Florida is charging rate payers for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Levy County. On Saturday, about 30 activists gathered in front of Progress Energy’s headquarters in St. Petersburg to oppose nuclear power throughout the state.

University students, the Florida YES Coalition, and members of the [Coalition Against Nukes](http://www.coalitionagainstnukes.or...

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Consumers challenge utilities to produce more clean energy

12/02/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: this week several important issues about electric utilities will be the subject of public meetings.

Later we’ll hear about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings in Levy County about the proposed new nuclear plants that Florida Progress wants to build there.

But first, the Tampa City Council this Thursday takes up the issue of renewing the Tampa Electric franchise agreement. The 25-ye...

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"The Nuclear Jihadist," Part II listen

12/14/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins have written a startling new book about AQ Khan, the father of the Islamic bomb.

Khan was a research scientist who stole European nuclear plans, masterminded Pakistan’s successful atomic program and established a network for smuggling technology and blueprints to other countries seeking nuclear capabilities.

Intelligence agencies watched Khan for decades, but U.S. political leaders refused to allow them to apprehend him. In the second...

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