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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

Davis-Besse’s future coming down to the wire

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “Neil Waggoner, a campaign representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Ohio, described the draft legislation as a “farce.” He said in an email Friday that it would it force Ohioans to pay more each month on their electric bills to bail out old nuclear plants that are losing […]

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.
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Davis-Besse remains in limbo after bankruptcy judge strikes down FirstEnergy plan

  TOLEDO — “It’s back to the drawing board for FirstEnergy Corp. and its subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions, now that a federal bankruptcy judge has struck down an important part of the utility company’s proposed restructuring plan. The plan attempted to free the parent company of liability for mounting losses for the division of […]

Ohio bill would create ‘clean air’ fund to benefit nuclear, excluding wind and solar
Energy / Nuclear Energy

Ohio bill would create ‘clean air’ fund to benefit nuclear, excluding wind and solar

“The draft legislation, obtained by the Energy News Network, would add a $2.50 per month surcharge to every residential customer’s bill, a $20 per month surcharge to every commercial customer’s bill and a $250 monthly charge to every industrial customer’s bill. The legislation would also eliminate existing surcharges that commercial and […]

Ohioans’ renewable energy future just took another step backward
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Ohioans’ renewable energy future just took another step backward

COLUMBUS — “If you’re a supporter of clean and renewable energy, you know our state legislators often work against new forms of energy. And, today’s news of the Ohio Senate’s confirmation of Sam Randazzo as the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) was yet another example. With […]

Perry Nuclear Power plant, about 30 miles east of Cleveland
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy

Bill to save Perry Nuclear Power Plant to be unveiled soon

“A new Ohio House Bill with efforts to save the state’s two nuclear power plants could be unveiled in as early as the next few days. State Rep. Jamie Callender, R-Concord Township, said the new bill is going to have a ‘more holistic’ approach. ‘It’s not going to be a […]

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Credit: NRC)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Industry pitch for saving Davis-Besse is focused on climate change

“A national watchdog group often critical of nuclear power, the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, recently issued a report stating the nation’s historically safest and best-run [nuke] plants should be kept operating to help fight climate change. Davis-Besse, which had numerous safety and reporting violations in years past, did […]

The Byron nuclear plant in Illinois.
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Michael Kappel / Creative Commons
Nuclear Energy

Nuclear industry pushing for fewer inspections at plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Trump NRC appointees and industry representatives say changes in oversight are warranted to reflect the industry’s overall improved safety records and its financial difficulties, as the operating costs of the country’s aging nuclear plants increase and affordable natural gas and solar and wind power gain in […]

Ohio and Pennsylvania consider nuclear plant bailouts
Nuclear Energy

Ohio and Pennsylvania consider nuclear plant bailouts

“Drillers and gas-fired power plant operators are girding to fight measures to save money-losing reactors in the Keystone and Buckeye states, saying they’ve learned from past defeats and are better positioned to win. The looming debates are a key test of how far lawmakers in shale gas country are willing […]

Ohio’s grand bargain on energy policy
Nuclear Energy

Ohio’s grand bargain on energy policy

“As evidenced by last session’s bill title and recent conversations in House Committee meetings, the proponents of bailing out these two plants consistently point to the benefits of clean, or carbon-free energy as support for placing the economic future of the plants on the backs of Ohio’s electricity customers. It certainly is […]

Ohio bill would create nonprofit to promote advanced nuclear research
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Ohio bill would create nonprofit to promote advanced nuclear research

“Ohio House Rep. Dick Stein, R-Norwalk, introduced the Advanced Nuclear Technology Helping Energize Mankind (ANTHEM) Act last week. The bill would set up a nonprofit Ohio nuclear development authority to promote advanced nuclear reactor technology, nuclear waste reduction, isotope extraction and related activities. It has 17 co-sponsors, all Republicans. ‘The intent is […]