As I've written before, new nuclear has an important place in our energy future -- the problem with new nuclear at Turkey Point is all the projections of demand and population in South Florida will be up-ended by sea level rise during the service lifetime of the reactors. FPL's defense is that it plays by the rules. Here is the message from Cleanenergy.org:
"During this legislative session, leaders in Tallahassee are discussing and debating the flawed nuclear cost recovery law that shifts all the financial risk of building reactors to customers. This hurts Florida’s economy, including seniors, families and businesses. Legislation has been offered up in both the House and the Senate.
Now is the time to send a clear message to Tallahassee that Floridians can’t afford to pay now for expensive reactors that likely will never be built! Click here and voice your concerns. Bi-partisan leadership in both the House and Senate has acknowledged that the anti-consumer legislation passed in 2006 has caused serious problems. They are moving in the right direction, but a complete repeal of Florida’s nuclear tax is the only way to clearly ensure protections for consumers.
In addition, consumers deserve to know how much they are being forced to pay up front each month for these risky new reactor proposals. Any legislation that passes must at least include this “truth in billing” concept.
Take action now and write your state senator and representative and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford to tell them it is time to end the flow of money from your pockets to the big power companies."