Energy

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 […]

State Senator Matt Dolan, a Republican, @ElectMattDolan says he's working on an HB6 alternative & questions the need to pass nuke subsidies by June 30.
FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Day of reckoning nears for Ohio nuclear bailout bill

COLUMBUS — “Next week will be an important one in deciding the fate of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants and the state’s green-energy mandates. House Bill 6, which would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants and scrap Ohio’s energy-efficiency and renewable-energy standards for utilities, must be passed […]

The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus (Credit: Ohio Department of Development).
FirstEnergy

Supreme Court says PUCO allowed FirstEnergy to improperly charge customers

“A split Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a charge FirstEnergy customers have been paying since 2017, saying state regulators improperly allowed it to go forward.  This charge cost customers as much as $200 million for each of those two years. The Public Utilities Commission and FirstEnergy had argued the charge was […]

Giant, inflatable pig at center of protest about bill involving Davis-Besse
Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Giant, inflatable pig at center of protest about bill involving Davis-Besse

BOWLING GREEN — “Critics of a controversial bill aimed at saving Ohio’s commercial nuclear industry did more than just argue over the merits of splitting atoms and the challenges of managing radioactive waste on Monday. They rallied around a pig. Not just any pig, mind you. A giant, inflatable pig […]