Florida ponders energy future as demand declines

05/19/2008 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

A slow economy and decreased use of electricity has Florida utilities uncertain of how much energy will be demanded in the future now that plans are under way to build new nuclear reactors. When Progress Energy faces the Florida Public Service Commission this week it will argue nuclear power is the most cost-effective way to provide electricity and that energy use will grow about 1.8% a year over the next 10 years.

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