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Consumer Energy Alliance Commends Florida Power & Light for Moving Forward in the Process Regarding the Certification of Turkey Point 6 and 7

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Nuclear power needs to be a part of an all-of-the-above solution to our state’s energy needs

MIAMI, Fla. – Consumer Energy Alliance-Florida (CEA) commends Florida Power & Light for moving forward and taking the next steps in the process to secure the approvals for new reactors at Turkey Point in Florida City, Florida. Starting July 17, 2013 in Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida is holding four public testimony sessions to receive input from the public on the certification of Turkey Point 6 and 7, a Florida Power & Light project that proposes to add two  new nuclear reactors at the existing Turkey Point nuclear facility in Homestead.  These two reactors will produce approximately 2,000 megawatts of emissions-free power, enough to serve 750,000 South Florida homes. Expanded electricity generation in Florida will be necessary to power our expanding population and economy.

“Florida is a heavy energy-consuming state that depends on stable supplies of energy sources from other states and abroad.  Nuclear power needs to be a part of an all-of-the-above solution to our state’s energy needs.  While we are currently experiencing a natural gas expansion in America that is having a positive impact on consumers in many aspects of daily life from transportation to manufacturing and electricity generation, it is important we promote diversity in our energy sources when moving forward with a pro-America energy policy,” said Kevin Doyle, Florida Executive Director for Consumer Energy Alliance.

Doyle continued, “Florida Power & Light should be commended for moving forward with gaining the approvals for the new reactors at Turkey Point.  An all-of-the-above energy policy that includes nuclear power is needed to ensure energy security for Florida consumers.”

Consumer Energy Alliance brings together consumers, producers and manufacturers to engage in a meaningful dialogue about America’s energy future. The mission of CEA is to help ensure stable prices for consumers and energy security. They believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all consumers to actively engage in the conversation about how to develop and diversify the energy resources and energy’s importance to the economy. CEA promotes a thoughtful dialogue to help produce an abundant energy supply, and balance our energy needs our with our nation’s environmental and conservation goals.

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Contact: Kevin Doyle – (904) 806-1714; kdoyle@consumerenergyalliance.org

 

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