Energy

Study: Mercury pollution concentrated in four states
Coal / Energy

Study: Mercury pollution concentrated in four states

BOSTON, MA — “Power plants in four states—Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia—cause more than 35% of all mercury pollution from U.S. power plants, an environmental group reports Wednesday. The nation’s 451 power plants dumped 134,365 pounds of mercury into the air and water in 2009, and 28% of the […]

Is Duke Energy leaving Ohio?
Coal / Duke Energy / Energy

Is Duke Energy leaving Ohio?

RALEIGH, NC — In a January 11 article on Duke Energy’s purchase of Progress Energy, Raleigh News & Observer reporter Bruce Henderson noted the following: Purchasing Progress, which allows Duke to move into Florida, might also be a way for Duke to dilute Ohio’s importance in its portfolio, said Brian […]

Analysis: Merged Duke-Progress seeks strategy beyond coal
Coal / Duke Energy / Energy

Analysis: Merged Duke-Progress seeks strategy beyond coal

NEW YORK — “Duke Energy’s (DUK.N) $13.7 billion deal to buy Progress Energy (PGN.N) may allow the combined company to make better use of its aging coal-fired power plants as it seeks to boost generation from natural gas, renewables and nuclear. Both companies rely heavily on coal-fired plants, which comprise […]

Coal / FirstEnergy

Video: Problems at FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore Power Plant

The Western Lake Erie Waterkeepers and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund released Ripples of a River, a video detailing problems with air pollution and fish kills at FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore coal power plant.  The power plant kills 46 million fish that are caught against the power plant intake screens (known […]

New study finds over 150 companies working in Ohio’s  wind and solar energy supply chain
Energy

New study finds over 150 companies working in Ohio’s wind and solar energy supply chain

CHICAGO, IL – “The Environmental Law and Policy Center has released a new study of Ohio’s wind and solar energy supply chain. The study finds that 106 Ohio companies are doing business with the wind power industry and 63 Ohio companies are part of the solar energy supply chain. . […]

Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins
FirstEnergy

Filters, idling of plants cut air toxins

COLUMBUS — “Year after year, the smoke that poured from coal-fired power plants helped make Ohio the worst state for toxic air pollution. Tougher federal pollution limits and environmental lawsuits aimed at cleaning up power plants have put the state on a crash diet. From 2005 through 2009, Ohio power […]

Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case
Coal / FirstEnergy

Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case

Coalition wants utility to install equipment to reduce fish deaths AKRON — “A coalition of national and local environmental groups has filed an appeal of an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bay Shore power plant near Toledo and fish kills. The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association, the […]

Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit
Coal / FirstEnergy

Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit

FirstEnergy power plant called top spot for fish kills in region TOLEDO — “Five environmental groups Friday appealed FirstEnergy Corp.’s latest permit for its Bay Shore power plant in Oregon, calling the massive fish kills there a travesty that Chris Korleski, outgoing Ohio Environmental Protection Agency director, has ‘unlawfully and […]

Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now
FirstEnergy

Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now

40 speak at ‘People’s Hearing’ to take videotaped testimony TOLEDO — “The so-called “People’s Hearing” was organized in response to a pair of officially sanctioned NRC meetings the agency held on Nov. 4 at Camp Perry, the Ohio National Guard base west of Port Clinton. Activists from the Green Party, […]

Challenging the plants
Coal / Energy

Challenging the plants

Power plant cases are tough part of enforcing clean air laws PITTSBURGH, PA — “Many of Western Pennsylvania’s 16 coal-fired power plants have been charged repeatedly for violations of their air or water pollution permits and paid relatively small penalties, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of federal and state […]