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Advocates: Don’t excuse FirstEnergy from safe closure, cleanup

Environmental groups want the bankruptcy court to keep FirstEnergy on the hook for decommissioning and cleanup. AKRON — “FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy should not excuse the company and its affiliates from the safe closure and cleanup of its power plants, environmental advocates say. A motion by four environmental groups asks the […]

FirstEnergy’s request for Trump relief draws more critics
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FirstEnergy’s request for Trump relief draws more critics

TOLEDO — “The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has filed a formal protest with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan M. Koschik about FirstEnergy’s request for an emergency order from Mr. Perry to ensure the utility’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants remain economically viable. Created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1976, the […]

Trump to save coal, nuclear plants that are unable to compete
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Trump to save coal, nuclear plants that are unable to compete

CLEVELAND — “The Trump Administration is moving to temporarily save old coal and nuclear plants like those owned by FirstEnergy. According to wire reports, the president has asked Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to create a ‘strategic electric generation reserve’ loosely patterned after the Strategic Petroleum Reserve created more than 40 […]

Ohio Valley Electric Corp.'s 1,304-megawatt Clifty Creek coal plant in Madison, Ind. Crowezr/Wikipedia
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Money pit or fuel hedge? In Midwest, it depends who’s paying

WASHINGTON, DC — “How can two companies tell a federal judge that the 60-year-old coal plants are a financial albatross and simultaneously argue to utility regulators that the plants are a good investment for consumers? And rely on the work of the same consultant? The answer depends on who’s paying […]

FirstEnergy must guarantee nuclear clean up, environmental groups tell feds
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FirstEnergy must guarantee nuclear clean up, environmental groups tell feds

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy’s power plant subsidiaries have not put enough money into federally mandated decommissioning trust funds to pay for the shutdown and cleanup of each of its four nuclear reactors, charges an environmental group with a reputation as a legally effective environmental advocate. The Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy […]

Top candidates for Ohio House speaker back bailouts for utilities that back their campaigns
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Top candidates for Ohio House speaker back bailouts for utilities that back their campaigns

COLUMBUS — “Larry Householder and Ryan Smith, the two front-runners in the race to replace Cliff Rosenberger as Ohio House speaker, have both signed onto bills that would bail out old and uncompetitive power plants owned by powerful electric utilities that have contributed money to their campaigns. Smith is a primary […]

Timeline: FirstEnergy bet on coal, nuclear and “bailouts”
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Timeline: FirstEnergy bet on coal, nuclear and “bailouts”

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy’s financial predicament didn’t spring up overnight. The company has spent years asking Ohio lawmakers and regulators for extra money from ratepayers. Its lawyers and lobbyists have urged the federal government to give preferences to coal and nuclear plants to protect them from competition.  And now the company is […]

Power plant owners press Trump to reject bailout for coal, nuclear
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Power plant owners press Trump to reject bailout for coal, nuclear

WASHINGTON, DC — “Power plant owners are urging President Trump to reject a plea by a Ohio power provider to save its fleet of coal and nuclear plants that are slated to shut down in the next three years, saying it would be legally wrong and jeopardize his America First […]

A coal company CEO wants to buy FirstEnergy Solutions’ coal-fired power plants
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A coal company CEO wants to buy FirstEnergy Solutions’ coal-fired power plants

An energy industry analyst says Robert Murray’s idea may not be doable CLEVELAND — “The head of one of the nation’s biggest coal companies says he can keep First Energy Solutions’ coal-fired power plants from shutting down. Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray tells Bloomberg news that if government subsidies are granted he can […]

FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy filing sparks concern about future
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FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy filing sparks concern about future

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy’s efforts to re-make itself into a delivery-only electric utility — and maybe shed its power plant subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions — has many people worried that power plants will shut down and Ohio will run short of electricity. The entire future is uncertain, but what’s known right now […]