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Write the US EPA: Reduce carbon emissions from Ohio coal plants
AEP / Clean Power Plan / Duke Energy / FirstEnergy

Write the US EPA: Reduce carbon emissions from Ohio coal plants

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. First Energy, American Electric Power and Duke Energy have submitted plans to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for financial bailouts of some of their most outdated […]

A proposal by FirstEnergy would essentially guarantee a buyer for power from its Sammis power plant near Stratton, Ohio, and other facililties. (Photo by Chris Dilts via Creative Commons)
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy touts benefits of plan critics decry as ‘bailout’

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy says a proposed deal between its regulated Ohio utilities and their unregulated generation affiliate would create a windfall for ratepayers. However, the utility has been opaque about releasing information that could shed light on this claim. …Either way, FirstEnergy’s plan presumably builds anticipated costs into the contract […]

Electricity companies seek some regulation
AEP / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Electricity companies seek some regulation

COLUMBUS — “Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. The companies — American Electric Power, Duke Energy and FirstEnergy — are asking state regulators to guarantee profits on a select number of […]

Help kids breathe easier this summer
AEP / Coal / Energy

Help kids breathe easier this summer

Help Us Close Gavin from SVS Mediaworks on Vimeo. Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund kicked off a new campaign August 1 to help kids breathe easier this summer. The goal is to raise $10,000 by August 27,in order to continue work to prevent coal ash spills into Ohio’s drinking water […]

AEP Ohio says it will maintain its energy-efficiency programs despite a new state law easing requirements. One way AEP encourages savings is paying a bounty for old, less-efficient refrigerators.
AEP / Energy

AEP keeping it ‘green’

Most investor-owned utilities in Ohio don’t plan any changes to energy-efficiency programs despite new law COLUMBUS — “‘Green’-energy efforts in Ohio might not be in suspended animation after all. All but one of Ohio’s regulated electricity utilities plan to continue with their green-energy programs despite a new state law that […]

Fracking driving demand for power, boosting AEP
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Fracking driving demand for power, boosting AEP

COLUMBUS — “Gigawatt hour use for the Columbus-based utility’s biggest energy users grew 29.9 percent in 2014’s first-quarter compared with a year ago, the company said in its earnings release Friday. Meanwhile, non-shale-county industrial sales fell 0.4 percent. ‘We are seeing quite a bit of growth related to shale gas […]

AEP expects to retire 585-megawatt coal-fueled unit in Ohio
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP expects to retire 585-megawatt coal-fueled unit in Ohio

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) announced today that it expects to retire its 585-megawatt (MW) coal-fueled Muskingum River Plant Unit 5 in Beverly, Ohio, in 2015. AEP reached an agreement with other parties in February to modify the company’s 2007 New Source Review Consent Decree and give AEP […]

EPA plan caps water pollutants from power plants
AEP / Coal / Energy

EPA plan caps water pollutants from power plants

COLUMBUS — “‘The question comes down to “Can power plants meet these limits consistently?” It could be hard for some of these facilities,’ said Paul Chu, a project manager for the Electric Power Research Institute, which is supported by the power industry. Power plants pollute streams and lakes from several […]

AEP to pay $8.5 million, stop burning coal at three power plants
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP to pay $8.5 million, stop burning coal at three power plants

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power will pay $8.5 million and stop burning coal at three power plants, part of a revision of a previous settlement with environmental groups, states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 30-page agreement, made public this morning, is a revision of an agreement from 2007. […]

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal
AEP / Coal / Energy

Power company loses some of its appetite for coal

WASHINGTON, DC — “American Electric Power, or A.E.P., the nation’s biggest consumer of coal, announced that it would shut its coal-burning boilers at the Big Sandy electric power plant near Louisa, Ky., a 1,100-megawatt facility that since the early 1960s has been burning coal that was mined locally. Big Sandy […]