The Scoop: Fri. June 14th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Today is Flag Day. Some TECO customers protest a rate increase. Meanwhile, St. Pete council members voice concerns over the new stadium.

TECO customers criticize proposed rate increase

Listen: The Florida Public Service Commission held a public hearing on a proposed rate hike for Tampa Electric customers.  A rally before the meeting drew advocates fighting to stop the increase. Demonstrators waved signs and...

The Scoop: Fri. May 24th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

The National Ocean Atmospheric Association reported as many as 25 named storms for this year's storm season.
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric rates could go down in June

Florida PSC staff members have recommended that Customers of Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric should see monthly bills trimmed in June.
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Duke Energy and TECO bills could dip slightly in June

Duke Energy Florida joined Tampa Electric in seeking reduced customer bills because of lower-than-expected costs of methane gas.

A record number of manatees are flocking to an Apollo Beach canal. Why?

Listen: Manatees have been flocking to a popular canal in Apollo Beach at record rates. The manatees gather in the clean, warm water discharge canal of a Tampa Electric Power Station. Above the canal is...
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Tampa Electric will seek customer rate increases

Tampa Electric Co. will ask state regulators to approve a plan that would raise base electric rates over the next three years.

Tampa Electric expects lower bills

Pointing to lower costs for power-plant fuel, Tampa Electric Co. said Wednesday it expects to reduce customer bills in 2024.

Advocates call for Hillsborough County public meeting on fossil-fueled energy rate hikes

Listen: Advocates rallied outside the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners meeting Thursday to demand county action on energy use and fossil fuels. Last week, the City of Tampa released a climate action plan. Now, some...
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, May 25, 2023

 LISTEN HERE: DeSantis launches pres. bid in botched Twitter announcement Gov. Ron DeSantis’s unorthodox Twitter announcement of his 2024 presidential run didn’t go quite as smoothly as he had hoped last night. Democrats were quick...

TECO customers resist rate hikes as their power bills soar

Last night Tampa Electric Company held their annual shareholder and analyst call to discuss changes over the last year, as executives sought to answer questions regarding high electric bills and solutions to public health troubles....
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Duke Energy & Tampa Electric customers face higher bills

Duke Energy and Tampa Electric are seeking state approval to pass along hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to customers.

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