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With ‘bailouts’ under federal scrutiny, Ohio utilities look to legislature Photo by Friscocali / Creative Commons
FirstEnergy ‘disappointed’ as federal agency blocks income guarantees for power plants FirstEnergy's downtown Akron headquarters.
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Ohio’s energy future: What’s the problem?

Ohio stands at a crossroads about its energy future. As ratepayers and citizens we need to speak out now.  In 2014, our state legislature passed a law putting a two year freeze on our clean energy standards. We need to get Ohio back on track to an efficient and clean […]

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Unfreeze, don’t re-freeze, Ohio’s alternative-energy standards: editorial
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Unfreeze, don’t re-freeze, Ohio’s alternative-energy standards: editorial

CLEVELAND — “Terrible ideas periodically surface in the Ohio General Assembly. Another did Monday— which might as well be called the Utility Fossil Fuel Protection Act. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. William J Seitz, a suburban Cincinnati Republican, would extend, through 2019, Ohio’s freeze on renewable-energy and efficiency standards that […]

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AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy

With ‘bailouts’ under federal scrutiny, Ohio utilities look to legislature

COLUMBUS — “It’s unclear what form AEP’s suggested re-regulation mechanism would take. However, it’s likely such a move would garner significant criticism from industry competitors, as well as consumer advocates and others. There have already been some attempts at political intervention. For example, FERC dockets for both the AEP and […]

FirstEnergy's downtown Akron headquarters.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy ‘disappointed’ as federal agency blocks income guarantees for power plants

CLEVELAND — “FERC has not yet ruled against FirstEnergy. What it has done is rescinded its previous waiver of restrictions of intra-company transactions, which it had to do in order to review the current PUCO-approved plan. But the language of its ruling could indicate that FERC is more concerned with […]

Growing our Future: 40th Anniversary Celebration in Cleveland
Ohio Citizen Action

Growing our Future: 40th Anniversary Celebration in Cleveland

Join local artists, activists, alumni, and friends to celebrate 40 years of Ohio Citizen Action, commemorating what we have accomplished together so far and looking forward to the future we are growing in Ohio. The event will feature dinner-by-the-bite, open bar, live accordion music, and silent auction featuring Northeast Ohio […]

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes
Right-to-Know

Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes

CHICAGO, IL — “PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant. Classified as a ‘persistent environmental pollutant’ by the EPA, PCBs cause cancer in people and […]

The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor does not compete well against new gas-fired power plants, says its owner FirstEnergy. The company convinced the state's regulators to approve an arrangement in which Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison customers will pay more to now Davis-Besse turns a profit. That arrangement still faces federal scrutiny.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse, Sammis power plants make money after all: FirstEnergy profits show

AKRON — “The PUCO on March 31 approved a special eight-year arrangement forcing FirstEnergy’s Ohio customers to subsidize the continued operations of Davis-Besse and Sammis when they lose money, which it estimated could be as much as $363 million during the first 31 months. In later years, that surcharge would […]

BREAKING NEWS: FERC rescinds AEP, FirstEnergy affiliate-sales waivers; Will review Ohio PPAs
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy

BREAKING NEWS: FERC rescinds AEP, FirstEnergy affiliate-sales waivers; Will review Ohio PPAs

WASHINGTON, DC — “FERC late Wednesday rescinded waivers it granted American Electric Power and FirstEnergy, meaning the controversial purchase power agreements approved by Ohio regulators will be subject to the commission’s affiliate abuse test. The commission granted a request by the Electric Power Supply Association and others asking it to […]

Andre Porter to resign as PUCO chairman, sources say
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Andre Porter to resign as PUCO chairman, sources say

COLUMBUS — “Andre Porter will soon resign as Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chairman, according to sources. As soon as this week, Porter will say that he is stepping down to take a job out of state, according to three people who were briefed on the decision and spoke on […]

Extending the freeze on clean energy ties Ohio to dirty fuels of the past
Freeze on Clean Energy / Uncategorized

Extending the freeze on clean energy ties Ohio to dirty fuels of the past

COLUMBUS — “While Ohioans’ support for clean energy is at an all-time high, State Senator Bill Seitz introduced legislation today that would thwart clean energy progress in Ohio. Senate Bill 320 proposes to extend the freeze on Ohio’s clean energy standards until 2020, which would weaken Ohioans’ ability to install […]

Bill introduced in Ohio Senate would extend freeze on renewable-energy standards
Freeze on Clean Energy

Bill introduced in Ohio Senate would extend freeze on renewable-energy standards

COLUMBUS — “Seitz floated a draft of Senate Bill 320 prior its being introduced, and 19 companies associated with a group called Ohio Advanced Energy Economy urged the senator to allow the standards to be restored, according to an Associated Press article. “The legislature has a clear choice. It can […]