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FirstEnergy chided for missing solar benchmarks

Toledo councliman Joe McNamara insists FirstEnergy's reluctance to embrace solar is costing Toledo jobs.

TOLEDO — “Toledo needs FirstEnergy Corp. to get serious about solar energy, according to a city councilman who Thursday called for a public rebuke of the utility for its failure to meet state-required investment benchmarks.

Councilman Joe McNamara told reporters FirstEnergy’s reluctance to embrace solar is costing Toledo jobs, a situation he said is deplorable for a utility making nearly $1 billion in profit.

FirstEnergy is effectively snubbing its nose at Toledo by failing to meet the minimal requirements established in 2008 by a new state law requiring greater energy diversification, he said.”

— Tom Henry, Toledo Blade

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