Florida Power and Light (FPL) is trying again to force you and me to pay for expenses which should really be for their own corporate account. Specifically, I’m referring to the $1.5 billion they, and their sister power companies in Florida, are trying to ram through the Legislature to charge us at the rate of an additional $400 million per year to pay for them to experiment with “renewable” energy sources.
Every other business pays for their own R&D from their earnings. Why should they be any different? They are purposely installing energy sources from their own subsidiaries, which are not competitive and have to be subsidized. However, it is a “business plan” that has worked for them for years, as they donate the maximum amount of money allowed to each and every member of the Florida Legislature every session. They then go to these same legislators to get approval to charge us more for electricity. Citizens should thank Gov. Rick Scott for pulling the circuit breaker switch down on them.