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AEP / Clean Power Plan / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether cost to cut air pollution outweighs health benefits

WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh whether the cost of cracking down on air pollution from coal-fired power plants outweighs the health benefits in a March 25 case on mercury emissions. Organizations that represent the coal and utility industries, as well as more than a dozen states […]

A proposal from FirstEnergy would guarantee income for the Davis-Besse nuclear plant and other facilities. (Photo by AlienCG via Creative Commons)
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Utility ‘bailout’ cases reflect larger Ohio energy debate

CLEVELAND — “As FirstEnergy awaits a decision on its proposed electric security plan after a similar proposal from American Electric Power (AEP) was rejected by regulators last month, broader themes about Ohio’s energy future are emerging in the debate. The plan recommended by FirstEnergy would have Ohio electricity consumers pay […]

Coal ash is a heavy metal-laden and possibly radioactive by-product of coal plants. N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources via YouTube.com
Coal / Coal Ash / Duke Energy

Duke Energy fined $25.1 million for toxic coal ash spill that polluted NC River last year

CHARLOTTE, NC — “A little over a year since approximately 39,000 tons of toxic coal slurry gushed into a major North Carolina river, the company responsible is being fined $25.1 million for the disaster. Duke Energy, the largest electricity supplier in the country and the primary supplier of energy in […]

Pictured right to left: Sammi Tuckerman, Kate Aylward
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

A Ratepayer-friendly regulatory decision in ohio means one down, three to go

CLEVELAND — “Kudos to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for standing up for residential and business customers. The commission last week denied American Electric Power’s request for long-term power purchase agreements for two aging coal-fired plants, the Kyger Creek Station and the Clifty Creek Station. The request, first […]

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 / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Ohio utility “bailouts” could impact capacity market

COLUMBUS — “If some plants will have all costs paid in any case, owners are more likely to offer their megawatts into the capacity auction at lower prices. PJM rules require a minimum price for some new sources of electricity generation. As a general rule, though, existing sources have far […]

Late bill? Duke Energy snaps off the lights
Duke Energy / Energy

Late bill? Duke Energy snaps off the lights

Enquirer analysis shows utility disconnects 13% of its customers, twice Ohio’s average CINCINNATI — “Duke Energy has cut off electricity to more than one in eight of its Ohio customers as the utility grapples with the state’s most tardy bill payers. An Enquirer analysis of state disclosures shows Duke cut […]

American Electric Power says it costs more to produce energy at the Conesville power plant than the utility can recoup on the market. The company is seeking to charge customers a rider to ensure the plant’s viability.
AEP / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

Ohio electric utilities seek to push risk to customers

BUCYRUS — “Should Ohio’s electric customers essentially also serve as investors, with the potential gains and losses to follow? That is one of the main questions in front of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio as it decides whether to allow three of the state’s largest electric utilities to assess […]

Two young men make their thoughts on Duke Energy's actions known. Tens of thousands of people gathered at Shaw University in downtown Raleigh. The march travelled to the doorstep of the State Capitol. Each year this fusion movement comes together in February to hold a mass people's assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People's Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to citizens.
Coal / Coal Ash / Duke Energy

One year since the Dan River coal ash spill, why Citizens United and solar policy are key

WASHINGTON, DC — “It’s been one year since Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant caused one of the worst coal ash disasters in U.S. history, spewing up to 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash across North Carolina and into Virginia. So where do things stand now? More than 90% of […]

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

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 […]