Over 2 million Florida residents left without power as Hurricane Ian ravages coast

Power outage – Power outages due to Hurricane Ian affect FL residents – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Memory Stockphoto Hurricane Ian hit Florida so hard that its winds were just a few miles per hour short of developing into a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in the Sunshine State on Wednesday. Not

Several Florida utilities’ electric bills are likely to increase in 2023

Florida Power & Electric service work truck on the side of the road – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media Florida businesses and residents will likely get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to deal with the increased costs of natural gas. Florida Power & Light (FPL), Duke Energy

According to officials, Florida’s lettuce test project has fed 25 tons of lettuce to manatees

Manatee Eating Lettuce — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Mary-Kaitlyn Arnette The unprecedented human effort to save starving Florida manatees has so far provided the adorable marine mammals with over 25 tons of lettuce, officials said Wednesday. The round-tailed, snout-nosed animals that are popular with tourists and locals have suffered a major die-off. Their preferred seagrass food

Tornado hits South Fort Myers with nearly 95 mph winds & $500,000 worth of damage

Tornado Aftermath, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Lawoowoo A tornado ripped through South Fort Myers on Tuesday, smashing houses and causing trees to fall onto cars while wind gusts nearly reached hurricane status. At least one person was injured. “We were able to get our storm survey completed and we did find a

The American Society of Civil engineers grades Florida infrastructure: C

Infrastructure – Florida Turnpike North Bond – Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida’s critical overall infrastructure a grade of C in its report for the state released Sunday. High marks were given for the condition of its ports and bridges, but the report card also warns of

Florida is becoming the heavyweight solar leader of the Southeast

Courtesy: Image by Sebastian Ganso from Pixabay Last month, Florida Insider covered a story on how Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), the state’s largest electric power supply and utility company, invested in yet another mega-solar center in Southwest Florida. Today, we are pleased to report that Florida has moved firmly into first place in

FPL builds massive solar center in Southwest Florida to support largest community solar program

Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), the state’s largest electric power supply and utility company, is investing in solar energy in a big way with a new mega-solar center in Southwest Florida.   The company, which services over 5.6 million customer accounts and supports more than 11 million residents in the state, has set a goal