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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 […]

Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates

COLUMBUS — “Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote. A revised version of House Bill 114 rolled out last week […]

Wind turbines in Germany. Photo by the Danish Wind Industry Association / Creative Commons
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Wind turbine setback reform gets mixed reaction, potentially pitting wind against clean energy advocates

CLEVELAND — “…other clean energy groups are not so sure they can support the Senate’s redraft because, while it does not eliminate the state’s renewable and efficiency mandates, it does water them down significantly. Neil Waggoner, spokesman for the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club, said the bill as written poses […]

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 […]

Customers sound off after proposed DP&L fee hike
Dayton Power & Light / Fixed Rate Hikes

Customers sound off after proposed DP&L fee hike

DAYTON  — “Customers looking at the back of their Dayton Power and Light bill will a category listed as ‘delivery charges’.The customer charge listed there could triple under the utility’s company proposed fee hike. During a public hearing on the hike, Carl Moser, a DP&L customer, spoke out against the […]

Credit: Thomas Gnau / Dayton Daily News
Dayton Power & Light / Fixed Rate Hikes

DP&L’s requested rate hike draws opposition

DAYTON — “Raising Dayton Power & Light’s fixed residential charges will hurt low-income Dayton residents and those who take steps to conserve energy, several witnesses told the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) in a public hearing Tuesday. …The increase will ‘force (DP&L’s) residential customers in Southwestern Ohio to pay […]

Public Invited To Hearings On Proposed DP&L Rate Hikes
Dayton Power & Light / Fixed Rate Hikes

Public Invited To Hearings On Proposed DP&L Rate Hikes

DAYTON — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is hosting public hearings this week on Dayton Power & Light’s application to boost electricity rates. The company applied to increase rates almost three years ago. DP&L’s proposal would triple a mandatory fee on all customer electricity bills. PUCO staff estimate a residential customer using […]

Public hearings on DP&L rate hike
Dayton Power & Light / Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes

Public hearings on DP&L rate hike

After more than a year, the public will get to speak about DP&L’s proposed increase of the “fixed rate” or “customer” charge on their bills. DP&L’s proposal would increase the charge from $51 a year to $165 a year, a 223 percent increase. Such fixed charge hikes are unfair to […]

Fossil fuel & utility money mostly goes to DeWine in early 2018, while Kucinich takes No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge in Ohio governor’s race
Coal / Energy

Fossil fuel & utility money mostly goes to DeWine in early 2018, while Kucinich takes No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge in Ohio governor’s race

COLUMBUS — The campaign contributions that fossil fuel and electric utility interests have made in Ohio’s race for governor during the first four months of 2018 have largely gone to Republican candidate Mike DeWine. Republican Mary Taylor has also received several donations from the fossil fuel industry in the first four […]

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal
Energy / Renewable Energy

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — “Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia. In fact, your clicks and taps may have helped build them. […]