It couldn't be because they're constantly doing this, could it?
State regulators on Tuesday shut down a Florida Power & Light Co. green energy program after an audit revealed most of the money collected from customers was used to pay for administrative and marketing costs....FPL officials had the gall to defend the program, even though similar programs in California and Georgia spend about 15% of the money they take in on marketing and administrative costs. This was nothing more than a racket for FPL, which shouldn't be surprising, given the way FPL is constantly looking for ways to yank around Florida citizens.
FPL officials acknowledge that three quarters of the $11.4 million collected from customers since 2004 went to administrative, marketing and management expenses, according to a commission report. Much of the rest of the money went to buy renewable energy credits from companies outside Florida.