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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 […]

FirstEnergy is shielded from generating unit’s bankruptcy
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FirstEnergy is shielded from generating unit’s bankruptcy

AKRON — “In another step to distance FirstEnergy Corp. from the financial woes of its bankrupt generating unit, the Ohio utility announced an agreement with creditors that would free it from future claims in the Chapter 11 proceeding. But FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones also said during an earnings call with […]

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. […]

Timeline: FirstEnergy bet on coal, nuclear and “bailouts”
Energy / FirstEnergy

Timeline: FirstEnergy bet on coal, nuclear and “bailouts”

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy’s financial predicament didn’t spring up overnight. The company has spent years asking Ohio lawmakers and regulators for extra money from ratepayers. Its lawyers and lobbyists have urged the federal government to give preferences to coal and nuclear plants to protect them from competition.  And now the company is […]

Victory on fixed rate hikes
AEP / Dayton Power & Light / Duke Energy / Fixed Rate Hikes / Victory

Victory on fixed rate hikes

Thanks to the 22,765 people who filed official comments opposing Duke, AEP and DP&Ls proposed fixed rate hikes In the fall of 2015, Ohio utilities began proposing increases in the fixed rate or “customer charge” of residential electric bills. This flat fee is a delivery charge that has nothing to […]

Power plant owners press Trump to reject bailout for coal, nuclear
FirstEnergy

Power plant owners press Trump to reject bailout for coal, nuclear

WASHINGTON, DC — “Power plant owners are urging President Trump to reject a plea by a Ohio power provider to save its fleet of coal and nuclear plants that are slated to shut down in the next three years, saying it would be legally wrong and jeopardize his America First […]

Powerful lobbyist steered Seitz effort to block Ohio wind power jobs
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Powerful lobbyist steered Seitz effort to block Ohio wind power jobs

COLUMBUS — “Newly-uncovered emails show the strong sway a lobbyist for large industrial users of coal power has had on Ohio wind-energy foe Rep. Bill Seitz’s efforts to keep the state’s strict property line setbacks in place. Insights from the 2017 emails are especially timely as a coalition of business, environmental […]