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Wind turbines are an increasingly common sight as commercial wind farms proliferate.    Eyematrix
Clean Power Plan / Energy / FirstEnergy

Research: Ohio energy freeze resulting in millions in lost investment

COLUMBUS — “It’s been almost a year since Ohio lawmakers froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, and some analysts say the damage is already unfolding. Researchers at the Center for American Progress interviewed business leaders in the renewable energy sector in Ohio, and senior policy advisor and report […]

Cartoon by Matt Davies.
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 […]

he W.H. Sammis power plant's future operation could be more difficult under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules on power plant carbon dioxide emissions.
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Want less carbon dioxide in the air you breathe? It’s going to cost you, how much depends on who you voted for

COLUMBUS — “The battle over clean air, including air containing less carbon dioxide, is being waged here before a little-noticed special study committee that was supposed to be looking at something else. Ohio’s Energy Mandates Study Committee, created last fall, was supposed to consider whether the state should reinstate its […]

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 […]

Progressives hold out Ohio as an example not to follow for states that want to foster renewable energy industries
Energy / FirstEnergy

Progressives hold out Ohio as an example not to follow for states that want to foster renewable energy industries

WASHINGTON, DC — “Ohio is being held out as a model for other states — of what not to do if they want to foster a renewable energy industry. That’s the message from environmentalists, wind and solar energy companies and backers of renewable energy generally, in a report from the […]

FirstEnergy’s slide persists as it scrambles for a ratepayer bailout
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy’s slide persists as it scrambles for a ratepayer bailout

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy’s most recent quarterly numbers and its outlook for 2015 are both dismal and in line with a report we published last fall, ‘FirstEnergy Seeks a Subsidized Turnaround.’ If anything, FirstEnergy’s problems have only gotten worse since we issued our report: FirstEnergy’s net income (revenues less expenses) continues […]

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 […]

FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones is poised to remake the company
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones is poised to remake the company

AKRON — “FirstEnergy has run — not walked — away from its unregulated subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions, which has owned all of the power plants since 2005. FES now operates conservatively, for example, by not booking orders for every megawatt it is capable of generating, but holding back some in case […]

FirstEnergy Corp. CEO, Anthony Alexander is leaving the company, 43 years after joining Ohio Edison, its predecessor.
Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander leaving the company

AKRON — “Former FirstEnergy top executive Anthony Alexander is leaving the company on April 30, after spending just four months in a newly created position as  “executive chairman.” He will also leave the  FirstEnergy board of directors, effective May 1. …Alexander, 63,  stepped down as CEO on Jan. 1. He […]

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 […]