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Thanks for highlighting Progress Energy's unfair charges fur unbuilt nuclear plant

Paying for power they'll never use | Sept. 4

Advance charges unfair, upsetting

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for bringing to light what many customers in Pinellas feel is quite unfair — having to pay in advance for a nuclear power plant that may or may not be built in the future. Although I am "just" 52 myself, I feel that this is wrong in principle.

Sure, our Legislature approved it, so the Legislature is certainly partly to blame, but the fact that Progress Energy may charge the average customer $50 a month in advance for the plant in the coming years is unfair and upsetting. Please continue to bring these things to the forefront.

Wouldn't it be nice if Tampa Electric, which seems to be better at managing costs and power choices (as in no nuclear) would buy out Progress Energy?

Funny how the rates across the bay are going down, while ours in Pinellas County are going up, up, up. We can always dream, right?

Brett Hayman, St. Petersburg

Paying for power they'll never use | Sept. 4

Let customers profit from sale

I am opposed to paying for this nuke plant because Progress Energy is going to sell some of the power that is generated to other electric companies with customers who did not help pay to build it. Some of it even will be sold out of state. As we are the ones paying for this nuke plant, we should be like stockholders and reap profits when they sell the power elsewhere or to customers who did not help pay for it. What do you think?

Don Voss, Inglis

Big spaces, low prices Sept. 9

U.S. automakers snuff out U.S. jobs

Out of all the American vehicles available, I shook my head when your article made no mention of a single vehicle made by a U.S. company. It's no wonder we have so many people unemployed. Keep up the great work and keep the foreign companies working overtime.

Larry R. Proodian, Tarpon Springs

Tampa Bay at the bottom Sept. 15

How about Scott's lofty jobs promise?

What ever happened to Gov. Rick Scott's promise of all the new jobs? I seem to be the only one who remembers. It's funny that none of the news media ever asks the governor the right questions.

Jeff Solomon, Brandon

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