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About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
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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 […]

Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates
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Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates

COLUMBUS — “Allowing FirstEnergy to raise its rates would be unjust to people struggling to make ends meet. As a senior at Ohio State University, I understand the burden of debt. But where is my bailout? If I am expected to be responsible for the debt I accrued in the pursuit […]

About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
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FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices

A public meeting in Cleveland will look at FirstEnergy rate plan CLEVELAND — “The last of three public meetings on FirstEnergy’s new rate plan happens Tuesday. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the proposal that has drawn criticism from some business groups, as well as environmentalists. Akron-based FirstEnergy runs the Illuminating […]

Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland
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Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy wants the PUCO to guarantee profits for the utility’s share in the Kyger Creek Power Plant, located near Gallipolis, Ohio; the Clifty Creek Power Plant near Madison, Indiana; the Cardinal coal plant in Brilliant, Ohio; the Conesville power plant in Conesville, Ohio; the WH Zimmer coal plant […]

ea Mathis testifies in opposition at a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio public hearing on FirstEnergy Corp.'s Electric Security Plan application at the Ocasek Government Center on Monday in Akron. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
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PUCO hearing in Akron on FirstEnergy’s electric security plan draws about 100

AKRON — “A crowd of about 100 turned out in downtown Akron on Monday night to voice their opinions on a FirstEnergy Corp. proposal that critics say would raise customer electric rates by $3 billion to pay for the increasing cost of operating older and less-efficient power plants. …The utility […]

AARP opposes First Energy request for subsidy
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AARP opposes First Energy request for subsidy

WASHINGTON, DC — “AARP Ohio opposes an unnecessary and costly First Energy proposal, now pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which would force customers to subsidize some of its power plants through a surcharge on their electric bills. The added fee would cost customers an estimated $3 […]

Public will get a say next week in Ohio power plant plans
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Public will get a say next week in Ohio power plant plans

AKRON — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will hold hearings next week in Akron, Toledo and Cleveland to give local citizens a chance to voice their views on FirstEnergy’s plan for customers to guarantee sales for certain power plants. Under the proposed plan, FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities would purchase […]

FirstEnergy Corp. briefly mothballed its W.H. Sammis power plant in 2012 because the company could buy gas-fired electricity in wholesale markets for less than it cost Sammis to generate it. The huge, coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River generates twice as much electricity as two nuclear power plants. Now the company wants its regulated companies to buy all of the plant's output.
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FirstEnergy rate deal to cost customers an extra $3 billion, says Consumers’ Counsel

COLUMBUS — “The latest proposed FirstEnergy rate plan would cost customers an extra $3 billion, an expert retained by two consumer organizations charged earlier this week. The plan would have “a net cost to customers of about $3.1 billion to $3.2 billion,” wrote Matthew Kahal, an expert consultant retained by […]

FirstEnergy votes for CEO change
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FirstEnergy votes for CEO change

As CEO Tony Alexander steps down, clean energy advocates call for change of direction AKRON — “Following a vote Tuesday, Dec. 16, the FirstEnergy’s board of directors voted CEO Tony Alexander out of his position, to be replaced by new successor Charles Jones, an internal candidate. Alexander will continue to serve […]

This chart from the redacted version of testimony submitted on behalf of the Sierra Club projects that customers would incur a cumulative loss (green line) for at least 10 years under Duke Energy’s proposed power purchase agreement plan.
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While seeking ‘bailout,’ Ohio utilities keep cost data secret

COLUMBUS — “As Ohio utilities seek to require the public to help pay for aging power plants, they are also fighting to keep data that could be used to evaluate those plans under wraps. FirstEnergy, Duke Energy and American Electric Power have asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) […]