FirstEnergy to seek “zero emission credits” for its 2 Ohio nukes FirstEnergy is about to ask Ohio lawmakers to create new regulations awarding "zero emission credits," or ZECs, to its nuclear power plants, Davis-Besse east of Toledo and Perry east of Cleveland, in recognition that they do not contribute to air pollution. The ZECs would increase customer bills. The plan is sure to be challenged in federal court because it would subsidize the nukes which are supposed to be operating in a competitive market.
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‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader ‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader
Power struggle rises over Valley ill Siderewicz, owner of Boston-based Clean Energy Future LLC says
“They call it regulation or restructuring, but what it is, is re-monopolization,” he said. “This is a case of management incompetency"
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COLUMBUS — We did it! The pro-clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today when Governor Kasich vetoed HB554. It’s the best present imaginable! It’s also an affirmation that if the people lead, the leaders will follow.  I’m so grateful to the tens of thousands Ohio Citizen Action members […]

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The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Credit: NRC)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy

FirstEnergy talks bankruptcy and need for bailout of its nuclear plants

AKRON — “FirstEnergy Corp. executives used two words a lot when discussing the company’s financial position and its plans to exit the nuclear power business when they spoke with analysts Wednesday, Feb. 22: ‘bankruptcy’ and ‘billions.’ The Akron-based company might be working to position itself for better treatment from state […]

The Perry nuclear power plant east of Cleveland is one of four reactors that FirstEnergy is preparing to sell or shut down because atomic energy, once "too cheap to meter," is often now more expensive that power generated by high-tech combined-cycle gas turbines. The FirstEnergy subsidiary which owns the power plants is today worth less than its combined long-term debt. (Credit: Plain Dealer file photo)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy

FirstEnergy Corp. to sell or close its nuclear plants

AKRON — “FirstEnergy made it clear Wednesday that it is leaving the competitive power plant business, closing or selling all of its plants, including its nuclear plants, by the middle of next year. The sale of the nuclear plants to another company would have little immediate impact on customer bills. […]

Ohio State Representative Bill Seitz (Credit: James D. Decamp)
Renewable Energy

Bill coming soon to make Ohio’s renewable energy standards voluntary, customers can opt-out

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich vetoed a bill late last year that would have made Ohio renewable energy standards voluntary for two years. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican who is among the most vocal opponents of the renewable energy standards, vowed to come back with a vengeance– and now he’s […]

Devon Energy of Oklahoma since 2011 had secretly played a major role in drafting comment letters sent by Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma to President Obama, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the then-E.P.A. Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, among others — letters that ask for actions that could help increase or protect the company’s profits.
Climate Change / Energy / Right-to-Know

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. chief was arm in arm with industry

WASHINGTON, DC — “During his tenure as attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with major oil and gas producers, electric utilities and political groups with ties to the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch to roll back environmental regulations, […]

FirstEnergy is about to ask Ohio lawmakers to create new regulations awarding "zero emission credits," or ZECs, to its nuclear power plants, Davis-Besse east of Toledo and Perry east of Cleveland, in recognition that they do not contribute to air pollution. The ZECs would increase customer bills. The plan is sure to be challenged in federal court because it would subsidize the nukes which are supposed to be operating in a competitive market.
Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy to seek “zero emission credits” for its 2 Ohio nukes

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy needs more money to keep its two Ohio nuclear power plants operating and, according to a Cincinnati Republican lawmaker who broke the news to the public this morning, is proposing new charges called ‘zero emission credits.’ …Lobbyists said each Zero Emission Credit, or ZEC, in Ohio would be […]

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‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader
Energy

‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom SWEETWATER, TX — “Texas has 11,592 turbines and an installed wind capacity of 20,321 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association: three times as much […]

ill Siderewicz, owner of Boston-based Clean Energy Future LLC says
“They call it regulation or restructuring, but what it is, is re-monopolization,” he said. “This is a case of management incompetency"
Energy

Power struggle rises over Valley

LORDSTOWN — “It’s not every day that an investor walks into a small village and pitches a multimillion-dollar investment. The investor is Bill Siderewicz, owner of Boston-based Clean Energy Future LLC. His pitch: build an $890 million natural-gas power plant in Lordstown, which is known for its sprawling manufacturing plants. […]

An aerial view Feb. 17, 2017, shows industry along the Calumet River in Chicago, including the S.H. Bell storage facility, in foreground at lower left, along the east side of the river. (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)
Good Neighbor Campaigns / Right-to-Know

Petcoke piles gone, but another dangerous pollutant discovered in the air

CHICAGO — “Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are gone from Chicago, but federal and city officials discovered a potentially more dangerous type of pollution while investigating the black piles that once towered above the East Side neighborhood. Air monitors posted around two storage terminals on the Calumet River during 2014 […]

A view into Unit 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle generating station in Georgia. The complex plans to use AP1000 reactors from Westinghouse. Credit via Georgia Powe
Energy

The murky future of nuclear power in the United States

WASHINGTON, DC — “This was supposed to be America’s nuclear century. The Three Mile Island meltdown was two generations ago. Since then, engineers had developed innovative designs to avoid the kinds of failures that devastated Fukushima in Japan. The United States government was earmarking billions of dollars for a new […]