Ohioans stand up in force to oppose bailing out old, dirty power plants Ohioans stand up in force to oppose bailing out old, dirty power plants
FirstEnergy rate plan pummeled during PUCO hearing as 80 demand to testify Teresa McHugh and Katriel Israel from Ohio Sierra Club and Rachael Belz of Ohio Citizen Action at the PUCO hearing in Cleveland, January 20, 2015.
Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety
Drops in Ohio clean energy investment could hurt jobs, growth Drops in Ohio clean energy investment could hurt jobs, growth
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. Stop the bailout […]

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Ohioans stand up in force to oppose bailing out old, dirty power plants
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Ohioans stand up in force to oppose bailing out old, dirty power plants

CLEVELAND — “Our state and regional leaders should be helping us build a healthy and prosperous future for our families as we transition away from the dirty fuels of the past. They should take advantage of the growing clean energy industry, investing in local economic development and providing programs that […]

Hilary Vogelbaum (pictured above on the right with her mom Judy Rosman), a 16-year-old high school student, delivered powerful testimony about her hope for the future and why she believes FirstEnergy's request should be rejected.
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Ohio high schooler gives powerful testimony in the face of Big Coal

CLEVELAND — “I have a unique personal experience that I would like to share with you.  I have had the privilege of doing research on development of organic solar cells at Case Western Reserve University in the lab of Dr. Genevieve Sauve.  I cannot begin to tell you the passion […]

Teresa McHugh and Katriel Israel from Ohio Sierra Club and Rachael Belz of Ohio Citizen Action at the PUCO hearing in Cleveland, January 20, 2015.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy rate plan pummeled during PUCO hearing as 80 demand to testify

CLEVELAND — “A sharply critical crowd of about 200 FirstEnergy customers and critics poured into Cleveland City Council chambers Tuesday night to vent rage about the company’s latest rate proposal, and at times, its actions over the last decade. The five-hour marathon hearing before representatives of the Public Utilities Commission […]

Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety
Hydraulic Fracturing / Ohio Citizen Action / Right-to-Know

Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety

Risk Communication Award for group’s work on fracking chemical right-to-know CINCINNATI — The Alliance for Chemical Safety presented Melissa English of Ohio Citizen Action with the 2015 Risk Communication Award. The award is given each year to a company, individual or organization that has excelled in minimizing public exposure to chemical […]

Drops in Ohio clean energy investment could hurt jobs, growth
Energy

Drops in Ohio clean energy investment could hurt jobs, growth

COLUMBUS — “Late last spring, Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 into law. SB 310 “freezes” increases in the energy efficiency and renewable energy targets for two years, while also scaling back the scope of those standards. In the wake of the legislature’s actions, investments in the state’s clean […]

About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Ohio’s anti-green suicide

COLUMBUS — “Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss. Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion (BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America’s most dangerous nuke. Approval would seal Ohio’s death notice. None of those coal/nuke burners can compete […]

Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates
Energy / FirstEnergy

Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates

COLUMBUS — “Allowing FirstEnergy to raise its rates would be unjust to people struggling to make ends meet. As a senior at Ohio State University, I understand the burden of debt. But where is my bailout? If I am expected to be responsible for the debt I accrued in the pursuit […]

About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices

A public meeting in Cleveland will look at FirstEnergy rate plan CLEVELAND — “The last of three public meetings on FirstEnergy’s new rate plan happens Tuesday. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the proposal that has drawn criticism from some business groups, as well as environmentalists. Akron-based FirstEnergy runs the Illuminating […]

Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy wants the PUCO to guarantee profits for the utility’s share in the Kyger Creek Power Plant, located near Gallipolis, Ohio; the Clifty Creek Power Plant near Madison, Indiana; the Cardinal coal plant in Brilliant, Ohio; the Conesville power plant in Conesville, Ohio; the WH Zimmer coal plant […]

How Ohio electric bills ‘bury’ multiple charges
Energy

How Ohio electric bills ‘bury’ multiple charges

COLUMBUS — “While separate line items on electric bills will soon show how much Ohioans pay to meet the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, other fees will remain lumped into overall distribution charges. Meanwhile, utilities hope to add yet more riders to customer bills in order to guarantee […]