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Fla. PSC deciding electric conservation goals

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Public Service Commission is considering a staff recommendation to set conservation goals for Florida’s major electric utilities that environmentalists say are much too low.

The five-member panel Tuesday also will decide whether to delay action on base rate increases of about 30 percent being sought by the state’s two largest electric utilities.

Staffers have recommended against putting off decisions in rate cases for Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy Florida.

Gov. Charlie Crist asked for a delay until both of his two new appointees to the commission are in place.

One new commissioner joined the panel last week but the other won’t take office until January.