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American Electric Power’s dirty trick
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American Electric Power’s dirty trick

Company threatens firings to stop pollution controls COLUMBUS — “On June 9, American Electric Power, a major utility company that owns plants from Texas to Virginia, announced that it plans to close 21 coal-fired electricity units rather than invest in reducing their toxic air pollution to comply with the forthcoming […]

AEP shares plan for compliance with proposed EPA regulations
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AEP shares plan for compliance with proposed EPA regulations

Company advocates for more time and flexibility to reduce impact of proposed EPA rules COLUMBUS – “American Electric Power today announced the company’s plan for complying with a series of regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would impact coal-fueled power plants. Based on the regulations as […]

AEP responds to letter from Ohio Citizen Action
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AEP responds to letter from Ohio Citizen Action

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High court lets AEP levy fee for conserving

COLUMBUS — “A plan that allowed American Electric Power to recover revenue lost by getting customers of one of its utilities to use less electricity was upheld yesterday by the Ohio Supreme Court. A group of industrial and commercial customers that consume large amounts of electricity had challenged a decision […]

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AEP ignoring court order, agency says

Utility should be cutting customers’ rates, PUCO told COLUMBUS — “A consumers group claims American Electric Power is not living up to a court order that requires the power company to cut unlawful charges from the rates its customers pay. AEP officials said such a cut is premature because the […]

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AEP failed to completely remove unlawful charges, collects additional $54 million from customers

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power (AEP) has not completely removed unlawful charges from customers’ rates despite being ordered to do so by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). An analysis by the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) of AEP’s revised rates revealed the utility failed to remove […]

An Egregious Proposal
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An Egregious Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C — “It is almost as though someone asked AEP what it wanted for Christmas, because it’s shopping wish-list legislation in Congress to block EPA from cleaning up toxic air pollution that threatens hundreds of thousands of Americans. So today we’re asking AEP a question: What’s your number? How […]

AEP told to stop collecting unlawful charges from customers
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AEP told to stop collecting unlawful charges from customers

COLUMBUS — “The state’s utility regulator suspended certain rates yesterday that American Electric Power (AEP) was unlawfully charging after the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and other customer groups requested the changes. The rate changes will result in lower bills for customers. ‘The OCC is pleased AEP has […]

AEP: Industry “may retire” the equivalent of 50 – 100 big coal plants
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AEP: Industry “may retire” the equivalent of 50 – 100 big coal plants

COLUMBUS, OH— American Electric Power estimates the electric utility industry “may retire” the equivalent of 50 to 100 big coal plants, according to its 2011 Corporate Accountability Report: “AEP expects to reduce GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions by an additional 10 percent by 2020 from 2010 levels. In 2010, AEP emitted […]

What’s the problem with AEP’s Muskingum River Power Plant?
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What’s the problem with AEP’s Muskingum River Power Plant?

Our nation is in the midst of a transition away from dependence on coal-fired electricity. Markets are shifting as coal is replaced by natural gas, as the country moves away from the deplorable practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, as businesses and consumers are purchasing energy efficient appliances, machinery, decreasing […]