Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thomas Saporito to Speak to the Palm Beach Environmental Coalition About FPL’s Application to the NRC to Build Two More Nuclear Power Plants...

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News for Immediate Release
Date: 12 DEC 2009: Contact: Thomas Saporito: 561-972-8363

On Monday, December 14, 2009, Thomas Saporito will speak at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Palm Beach Environmental Coalition (PBEC) about FPL’s application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build two more nuclear power plants at the existing Turkey Point nuclear site in Homestead, Florida.

The PBCEC meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 823 North “A” Street, Lake Worth, Florida.

Link to PBCEC:

According to Saporito, “The State of Florida does not need any more nuclear power plants to meet the future energy needs of our state. Instead, FPL and Progress Energy should concentrate their resources to providing their residential and commercial customers with lease-to-own renewable solar voltaic and wind energy systems. These renewable energy systems are tied to the FPL or PE common electric grid through Florida’s net-metering law which requires the electric utility to pay the customer for excess electric power generated back to the grid. A properly designed system can completely offset 100% of a customers electric bill.”

“Clearly, clean, renewable electric systems are the future of Florida – not nuclear power which generates tons and tons of high-level nuclear waste which must be indefinitely stored at the utility’s nuclear plant site.” Saporito said.

Food for thought – if the majority of FPL and PE customers were to install solar and wind electric systems on their homes – FPL and PE would actually have to start shutting down existing power plants. Its time for the Florida Public Service Commission to step up to the plate and be an advocate for the Florida consumers in this regard instead of allowing FPL and PE to pre-charge their customers for the cost of building more nuclear power plants in Florida.

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