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About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
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Ohio’s anti-green suicide

COLUMBUS — “Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss. Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion (BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America’s most dangerous nuke. Approval would seal Ohio’s death notice. None of those coal/nuke burners can compete […]

Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates
Energy / FirstEnergy

Residents don’t deserve higher energy rates

COLUMBUS — “Allowing FirstEnergy to raise its rates would be unjust to people struggling to make ends meet. As a senior at Ohio State University, I understand the burden of debt. But where is my bailout? If I am expected to be responsible for the debt I accrued in the pursuit […]

About two dozen people showed up near the West Side Market Saturday to draw attention to the public meeting at Cleveland City Hall Tuesday.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices

A public meeting in Cleveland will look at FirstEnergy rate plan CLEVELAND — “The last of three public meetings on FirstEnergy’s new rate plan happens Tuesday. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the proposal that has drawn criticism from some business groups, as well as environmentalists. Akron-based FirstEnergy runs the Illuminating […]

Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Speak out! Public hearing on FirstEnergy bailout in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy wants the PUCO to guarantee profits for the utility’s share in the Kyger Creek Power Plant, located near Gallipolis, Ohio; the Clifty Creek Power Plant near Madison, Indiana; the Cardinal coal plant in Brilliant, Ohio; the Conesville power plant in Conesville, Ohio; the WH Zimmer coal plant […]

How Ohio electric bills ‘bury’ multiple charges
Energy

How Ohio electric bills ‘bury’ multiple charges

COLUMBUS — “While separate line items on electric bills will soon show how much Ohioans pay to meet the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, other fees will remain lumped into overall distribution charges. Meanwhile, utilities hope to add yet more riders to customer bills in order to guarantee […]

Government predicts shale slowdown as oil falls
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Government predicts shale slowdown as oil falls

NEW YORK, NY — “As oil’s long slide continued, the Energy Department forecast Tuesday that production from U.S. shale operators will begin to tail off in the second half of the year. The decline would mark the first such drop in what has been a 6-year boom in U.S. onshore […]

Ohio renewable energy policies spurred growth, now driving away business, report says
Energy

Ohio renewable energy policies spurred growth, now driving away business, report says

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s renewable energy policies sparked tremendous investment in the industry, but recent moves by state lawmakers have slowed that growth and threaten its future, according to a report released Tuesday. Ohio was No. 13 in the country for new capacity and private investment in wind at the end of […]

ea Mathis testifies in opposition at a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio public hearing on FirstEnergy Corp.'s Electric Security Plan application at the Ocasek Government Center on Monday in Akron. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

PUCO hearing in Akron on FirstEnergy’s electric security plan draws about 100

AKRON — “A crowd of about 100 turned out in downtown Akron on Monday night to voice their opinions on a FirstEnergy Corp. proposal that critics say would raise customer electric rates by $3 billion to pay for the increasing cost of operating older and less-efficient power plants. …The utility […]

Commentary: How Prairie State puts small towns at risk
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Commentary: How Prairie State puts small towns at risk

BOWLING GREEN — “In my community, households and businesses have seen their electricity rates rise to $121 per megawatt hour—which is about $1,000 annually for the average household. That may not seem like all that much on its face, but it’s a price that masks the dangers ahead. American Municipal […]

Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after refinery explosion
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Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after refinery explosion

LIMA — “No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. …The explosion at 6 a.m. Saturday triggered a fire […]