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Florida Power & Light’s Glades Power Plant

STATUS: Terminated

TYPE: Coal

OPPOSITION: State of Florida (Charlie Christ), Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice (Sierra Club), Environment Florida, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

PROSPECTS:  None

BACKGROUND: Florida Power & Light (FPL) proposed construction of two 980 megawatt coal-fired units at an estimated cost of $5.7 billion. Opponents charged the plant would pollute the Everglades and cause global warming. In June 2007, the Florida Public Services Commission voted to reject the proposal.  In rejecting FPL's petition, the PSC determined that the proposed plant was not cost-effective, particularly because it could expose Florida ratepayers to significant future costs for carbon dioxide emissions.

SOURCES: http://www.psc.state.fl.us/home/news/index.aspx?id=273
http://www.sierraclub.org/grassroots/stories/00017.asp
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0641954520070606  
http://www.allbusiness.com/print/14489396-1-22eeq.html

LAST UPDATED: November 10, 2010