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Op Ed: Ohio on road to climate disaster
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Citizen Action

Op Ed: Ohio on road to climate disaster

“I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, the Ohio River was the most polluted body of water in the nation. Named for the […]

The Perry Nuclear Power Station in Lake County, Ohio. Photo by
FirstEnergy Corp. / Flickr / Creative Commons
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio’s nuclear ‘bailout’ bill changed again. Here’s what you need to know.

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s bailout of two nuclear plants once again includes renewable energy from solar to wind energy, but changes might not appease critics of the controversial plan. A panel of state senators on Wednesday made big changes to House Bill 6, which generated controversy for providing a hefty bailout to First Energy […]

Senate’s new nuclear bailout bill would keep renewable energy programs
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Senate’s new nuclear bailout bill would keep renewable energy programs

COLUMBUS — “The owner of the state’s two nuclear plants still would get the subsidies it says it needs to stay in business under revised legislation introduced Wednesday in the Ohio Senate. The same goes for two old coal-fired power plants, one in Ohio and the other in Indiana. However, in […]

No nuke bailout — Editorial
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Uncategorized

No nuke bailout — Editorial

“The best thing that can be said about House Bill 6 — the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions’ Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants — is that it is no longer masquerading as anything other than the ugly sweetheart deal that it is. Weeks ago, the state House dispensed with the pretense that […]

The Capital building in Columbus, Ohio. 
Photo By
Jim Bowen / Creative Commons
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio Senate struggles to revise nuclear subsidy bill amid intense political maneuvering

COLUMBUS — “After nearly three months of committee hearings in the Ohio House and Senate, legislation crafted to subsidize two nuclear power plants while scrapping renewable energy mandates and energy efficiency programs is so bollixed that lawmakers Monday were struggling to write a new bill. Republican Senate leadership is aiming to […]

Editorial: Don’t pass nuclear bailout without plan for renewable energy
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Renewable Energy

Editorial: Don’t pass nuclear bailout without plan for renewable energy

“As The Dispatch already has opined, the nuclear bailout could be palatable, given the plants’ economic importance and the fact that they produce 90% of all Ohio clean energy, if HB 6 truly were the ‘clean energy’ measure its sponsors touted. They said the 50-cents-per-month fee paid by each customer […]

State should not bail out old nuclear power plants
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy

State should not bail out old nuclear power plants

“Here are some numbers Rulli and other area state legislators should consider as they decide on Ohio’s energy future: Trumbull Energy Center is expected to bring $1.8 billion in economic benefits to the state from construction to 40 years of operation, including payments to local schools and governments. Gas transportation […]

All six of FirstEnergy Solutions' coal and nuclear plants, four of which are in Ohio, are in danger of closing. Photo by NRC
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Nuke plants seeking $150 million annual bailout not interested in verifying need

COLUMBUS — “Nuclear power plants purchase fuel every 18-24 months. It just so happens one of the two plants in question is about to reach that point. The Davis-Besse plant is scheduled to make a purchase around July 1, 2019 because its fuel will run out in February 2020. It takes […]

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Citizen Action / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio

Ohio Citizen Action and our allies will be hosting events across the state, strategically planned to protest House Bill 6 and pressure Ohio lawmakers to follow suit. Please RSVP on Facebook here Cincinnati — Medina  — Bowling Green. More information about each event — in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, and Medina — is below. Cincinnati — If passed, […]

Crain’s editorial: Fix it
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Crain’s editorial: Fix it

CLEVELAND — “House Bill 6, a measure passed May 29 that would subsidize the state’s struggling coal and nuclear plants, is bad policy. It’s now up to the Ohio Senate to put consumers first, think more expansively about the future, and correct at least some of the bill’s flaws before it […]