Archive for August, 2012

Foul odor has Jefferson Twp. residents fuming
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Foul odor has Jefferson Twp. residents fuming

JEFFERSON TWP — “A foul odor has residents calling on the government to shut down a local company, and they are fed up with the smell. Neighbors said they have been dealing with the smell for more than a decade, and now it is time for the government to shut […]

Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city

GALION — “Toy says it is true to megawatt per hour rate Galion will pay Prairie State Energy increased from the time the agreement was approved in 2007 to the time construction was completed and it started generating electricity. But he says the increase has been expected, and he does […]

A late bet on coal may not pay off
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

A late bet on coal may not pay off

NEW YORK, NY — “But at least for the near term, the owners will be paying extra for electricity, according to a report produced at the behest of anti-coal groups. When the construction cost rose from the $4 billion estimate to what the opponents put at $4.9 billion, the price […]

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power

Report: Through 2025, those with a stake in coal-fired plant will pay above-market prices COLUMBUS — “Environmentalists have been critical of Prairie State because it uses coal at a time when the electric-power industry is moving toward more use of natural gas and renewable energy. The Energy Information Administration reports […]

Report: 12 AMP power customers in Ohio to pay $135 million extra
AMP / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Report: 12 AMP power customers in Ohio to pay $135 million extra

COLUMBUS — “A dozen Ohio communities will pay a premium totaling $135 million for electricity because of contracts with an Illinois power plant, according to a new report. The figure is an estimate of how much money the cities  – including Cleveland, Bowling Green and Galion – will pay for […]

REPORT: With cost of electricity up to double promised level, Prairie State coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bill for millions in 8 states
AMP / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

REPORT: With cost of electricity up to double promised level, Prairie State coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bill for millions in 8 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Higher utility bills for 2.5 million ratepayers in eight states and billions of dollars in fiscal fallout for elected officials in hundreds of communities are expected now that the cost of electricity from the Prairie Energy Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) coal-fired power plant will be 40 […]

Wade to participate in national news conference on Prairie State Project
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Wade to participate in national news conference on Prairie State Project

GALION — “The efforts of Galion Councilwoman Roberta Wade to share her concerns about the operations of the Prairie State Energy Complex, and the City of Galion’s role in that project, will be highlighted this Wednesday during a nationally-broadcast news conference to release the results of a new report issued […]

Judy’s Plank: Democratic party platform must call for end to mountaintop removal crime
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Judy’s Plank: Democratic party platform must call for end to mountaintop removal crime

CHARLOTTE, NC — “The Democrats have nothing to lose.  And everything to gain–especially the health and lives of residents in the coal mining areas of central Appalachia. Calling it ‘Judy’s plank,’ in honor of beloved West Virginia mountaineer Judy Bonds, whose untimely death in 2011 served as a wakeup call […]

FirstEnergy’s renewable energy end run
Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy’s renewable energy end run

CLEVELAND — “Tony Alexander, CEO of FirstEnergy Corp., says his company had no choice under state law but to buy high-priced renewable energy credits and pass the costs on to customers. But two independent audits highlighted by Plain Dealer reporter John Funk raise serious doubts about that, and have led […]

Coal plants still pressured despite Romney plan, EPA court loss
Coal / Energy

Coal plants still pressured despite Romney plan, EPA court loss

WASHINGTON — “Coal-fired power plants will face pressure and in some cases closure despite a Republican energy plan favorable to the industry and a court victory against new environmental rules. As many as one-sixth of U.S. coal-fired power plants would close within eight years and be replaced by natural gas, according […]