Energy

Howard Petricoff
Energy

Kasich picks Democrat Petricoff to fill seat on PUCO

COLUMBUS — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio now includes a Democrat for the first time in more than a year with the appointment of Howard Petricoff to the panel. …Petricoff, 66, retired this year after more than 30 years representing private clients in cases before the PUCO. In recent […]

State regulators approved a plan to help subsidize the Davis-Besse Plant in Ottawa County and other power plants across Ohio by having customers act like investors.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy customers would pay equivalent of extra monthly electric bill for up to eight years

CLEVELAND — “Federal utility regulators appear to be the last bulwark between consumers and FirstEnergy’s efforts to make them pay more to subsidize two of its old Ohio power plants. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, several environmental groups and competing power suppliers have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to intervene […]

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station at Oak Harbor, Ohio, would have a guaranteed buyer for all its output if the PUCO approves a FirstEnergy plan. Photo by Kathiann M. Kowalski.
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Advocates weigh in with federal regulators on FirstEnergy plan

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy has claimed that consumers would eventually come out ahead, based on its assumption that gas prices will increase significantly over the next eight years. However, a May 2016 report by the Energy Information Administration projects that natural gas prices will remain below $5 per million British thermal […]

Oberlin, Ohio, ratepayers to receive $2.2M in rebates for sale of RECs
Energy

Oberlin, Ohio, ratepayers to receive $2.2M in rebates for sale of RECs

OBERLIN — “Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System’s (OLMPS’s) 2,750 resident and 370 commercial Ohio customers will share about $2.2 million in rebates from the roughly $2.6 million in cumulative profits earned by the utility from the ongoing sale of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), the local Oberlin News Tribune reported […]

Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer

CLEVELAND — When you buy a product or service you can mostly get what you want, right? For instance, with a new car purchase you can prioritize things like gas mileage, safety or other features in accordance with your values and needs. Now what about your home’s electricity — is […]

The 3rd Annual Rock n’ Roll against Dirty Coal Contest
Coal / Energy / Ohio Citizen Action

The 3rd Annual Rock n’ Roll against Dirty Coal Contest

CINCINNATI — Live the rock star dream in this live band karaoke contest fundraiser. Proceeds benefit Ohio Citizen Action’s campaign to break Ohio’s dependence upon inefficient, dirty coal plants and to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use. Sign up to be a Core Contestant by contacting Melissa English or […]

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down charges aimed at protecting Dayton utility’s profits
Energy

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down charges aimed at protecting Dayton utility’s profits

COLUMBUS — “For the second time in two months, the Ohio Supreme Court has rejected electricity-bill charges that were designed to protect utility profits at a time of market instability. But the savings for consumers will be small, if they materialize at all. The 6-1 decision on Monday, involving Dayton […]

Flow of bankrupt coal to power plants.
Coal / Energy

Powered by bankruptcy, part 1: Utilities across US rely on coal miners in bankruptcy

NEW YORK, NY — “An analysis of coal supply contracts shows that more than 45% of coal flowing from U.S. mines to domestic power plants was touched by a coal company bankruptcy occurring since 2012. The SNL Energy analysis reviewed approximately 741.6 million tons of coal shipments made by producers […]

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark spoke yesterday at the Mid-America Regulatory Conference. Photo courtesy of FERC.
Coal / Energy

FERC’s Clark sees ‘really unsustainable future’ in hybrid markets

BISMARCK, ND — “Disputes playing out in deregulated states like Illinois and Ohio over proposed subsidies for aging power plants highlight a key challenge facing the electricity industry at a critical juncture in its evolution, said Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark. ‘This issue is one that is going to […]

Act now Cincinnati, to keep your energy 100% clean and green
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Act now Cincinnati, to keep your energy 100% clean and green

CINCINNATI — Ever since the city of Cincinnati formed an electricity buying group for all residents in 2012, we’ve been able to get better prices. This process, called “aggregation” also allowed us to negotiate with competing suppliers to provide electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar, instead of buying […]