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World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty Smoke is emitted from chimneys at the Waigaoqiao coal-fired power plant in Pudong, Shanghai. Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis
FirstEnergy wants Ohio to end deregulation, return to state-controlled rates he W.H. Sammis power plant's future operation could be more difficult under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on power plant carbon dioxide emissions.
Ohio Utility Bailouts What’s the problem?

What’s the problem?

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. Duke and AEP […]

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FirstEnergy CEO wants Ohio to end deregulation, but AEP boss says not so fast

COLUMBUS — “The new leader of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) would re-regulate Ohio’s electric industry “in a heartbeat” if he could. American Electric Power Company Inc.’s chief executive won’t go that far. Chuck Jones, CEO of Akron-based FirstEnergy, told Cleveland.com the deregulation of the industry that began in earnest at the […]

Lake Erie’s green monster returns
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Lake Erie’s green monster returns

Algae back with a vengeance in Lake Erie a year after Toledo’s water crisis; prognosis poor TOLEDO — “The area near the public water intake is freckled with algae, small blobs that resemble a massive school of lime-green fish. It is a jarring sight, especially so close to today, the […]

Clean Power Plan quiz: Do you know where your power comes from?
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy

Clean Power Plan quiz: Do you know where your power comes from?

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States gets its electricity from a complex mix of sources — coal fired power plants, gas plants, hydroelectric dams, wind and solar installations, and much more. The Clean Power Plan, soon to be finalized by the Obama administration, will shift the mix — in favor […]

Video: June 15, 2015 Day of Action
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Video: June 15, 2015 Day of Action

COLUMBUS — On June 15, 2015 Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Sierra Club members and volunteers from all over FirstEnergy’s service territory came to Columbus to deliver a message to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Governor John Kasich.

Chuck Jones,  FirstEnergy CEO
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy CEO says it’s time to get conversation rolling about ending deregulation

AKRON — “FirstEnergy Corp.’s new chief executive officer thinks it’s time to have conversations about ending deregulation of the electric utility industry in Ohio, a move that some may argue is an about-face from the company’s stance in 2008. He also is making it a priority to ensure that the […]

Smoke is emitted from chimneys at the Waigaoqiao coal-fired power plant in Pudong, Shanghai. Photograph: Imaginechina/Corbis
Coal / Energy

World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure poverty

Bank has stopped funding new coal projects except in ‘rare circumstances’ LONDON, ENGLAND — “The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday, rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries. In a rebuff to coal, oil and gas companies, […]

Home solar panels going up across Ohio and the nation like this one are beginning to disturb electric utility executives who must absorb and pay for the extra power these systems generate. Utilities are fighting back, trying to limit how much power they must buy.
Energy

Solar power sparks resistance from Ohio utiities

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy and Columbus-based American Electric Power have already taken the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the Ohio Supreme Court over how much they must pay solar owners for excess power and how much excess power they are required to buy. The court instructed the commission to take […]

Coming soon: Final EPA ‘Clean Power Plan’
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy

Coming soon: Final EPA ‘Clean Power Plan’

WASHINGTON, DC — “All we really know for sure, though, is that EPA’s current regulatory agenda says that the final rule is due out in August, and that it’s still listed as being under review at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Here in West Virginia, of course, […]

he W.H. Sammis power plant's future operation could be more difficult under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on power plant carbon dioxide emissions.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy wants Ohio to end deregulation, return to state-controlled rates

AKRON — “FirstEnergy Corp. wants Ohio to re-regulate the electric utility industry, hoping to end an era the company itself fought for just seven years ago, in which electricity rates were set by wholesale markets without interference from the state. …Jones said FirstEnergy’s future is at risk if it cannot […]

Since 2008, coal has dropped from nearly half the U.S. power market to about 37 percent. | AP Photo
Coal / Energy

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON, DC — “A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, the court upheld the EPA’s right to impose the […]