Archive for April 6th, 2017

Energy / FirstEnergy

Nuclear plant measure would raise electric bills

OAK HARBOR — “Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. announced Wednesday that two Ohio legislators have agreed to introduce a bailout bill the utility sees as essential to the survival of its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants. The bill, to be known in the Ohio Senate as Senate Bill 128, would impose […]

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review
Energy / Research & Reports

U.S. energy consumption rose lightly in 2016 despite significant decline in coal use

WASHINGTON, DC — “Primary energy consumption in the United States in 2016 totaled 97.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), a slight increase from the 2015 level. Consumption of coal decreased by 9%, nearly offsetting increases in the consumption of renewables, petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear fuel. Fossil fuels continue to […]