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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Storm project costs are approved for utilities; they’ll pass those costs on to Florida customers

Florida regulators signed off on utilities collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers to pay for storm-hardening projects.
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Florida Cabinet approves Tampa Electric’s power plant changes despite objections from environmentalists

Tampa Electric got final approval for major changes to its Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach; on Thursday morning the Florida Cabinet voted 3-1 in favor of TECO’s plan that includes reducing the amount...
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Solar power advocates will rally to oppose TECO’s gas conversion

Tampa Electric company wants to convert part of its Apollo Beach plant from one fossil fuel to another: from coal to methane gas. But the move is opposed by many environmental groups. They point out...
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Sierra Club says TECO plant conversion to gas would be “generational betrayal”

Next month the Florida Cabinet will consider granting approval to Tampa Electric Company to convert part of its Apollo Beach electric plant from coal to methane gas. But groups like the Sierra Club, Extinction Rebellion...
TECO power plant in Apollo Beach Florida burns coal and releases water vapor plus greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change

Food & Water Watch report warns against TECO’s Big Bend conversion to gas

Food & Water Watch released a report Wednesday called “The Fracking Endgame,” which criticizes natural gas exploration and blames it for pollution, making the climate crisis worse and increasing the abundance of plastics. Brooke Errett,...

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