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The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus (Credit: Ohio Department of Development).
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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 […]

All six of FirstEnergy Solutions' coal and nuclear plants, four of which are in Ohio, are in danger of closing. Photo by NRC
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Nuke plants seeking $150 million annual bailout not interested in verifying need

COLUMBUS — “Nuclear power plants purchase fuel every 18-24 months. It just so happens one of the two plants in question is about to reach that point. The Davis-Besse plant is scheduled to make a purchase around July 1, 2019 because its fuel will run out in February 2020. It takes […]

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Citizen Action / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio Citizen Action hosts “No More Pork for FirstEnergy” tour across Ohio

Ohio Citizen Action and our allies will be hosting events across the state, strategically planned to protest House Bill 6 and pressure Ohio lawmakers to follow suit. Please RSVP on Facebook here Cincinnati — Medina  — Bowling Green. More information about each event — in Bowling Green, Cincinnati, and Medina — is below. Cincinnati — If passed, […]

Crain’s editorial: Fix it
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Crain’s editorial: Fix it

CLEVELAND — “House Bill 6, a measure passed May 29 that would subsidize the state’s struggling coal and nuclear plants, is bad policy. It’s now up to the Ohio Senate to put consumers first, think more expansively about the future, and correct at least some of the bill’s flaws before it […]

Perry Nuclear Power Station as seen from Headlands State Park, Mentor, Ohio (Credit: Wainstead/Public Domain)
Energy / FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Costs of FirstEnergy nuclear bailout bill could exceed out-of-pocket subsidies

An analysis by grid operator PJM considers losses if Ohio nuclear subsidies deter new generation. COLUMBUS — “A bill to subsidize FirstEnergy Solutions’ two Ohio nuclear plants could cost customers even more than the hundreds of millions of dollars in direct charges proposed to prop up those plus two older coal […]

The Perry Nuclear Power Station in Lake County, Ohio. Photo by
FirstEnergy Corp. / Flickr / Creative Commons
Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Are Ohio’s two nuclear power plants profitable? Depends who you ask

COLUMBUS — “An Ohio Senate panel spent much of Tuesday morning hearing arguments between consultants paid by supporters and foes of bailing out two nuclear power plants over a seemingly straightforward question: are the two nuclear plants profitable or not? Paul Sotkiewicz, a Florida-based energy economics analyst, laid out to the Senate […]

Editorial: Energy bailout bill needs Senate changes to truly be clean
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Renewable Energy

Editorial: Energy bailout bill needs Senate changes to truly be clean

“Moving to renewable energy is essential to reducing the effects of climate change, but the standards have done more than just that. A Public Utilities Commission of Ohio report says the energy efficiency standard alone has saved $5.1 billion on Ohioans’ electric bills, and a recent report by the economy […]

City of Cincinnati on record opposing “Fossil Fuel Corporate Welfare Bill”
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

City of Cincinnati on record opposing “Fossil Fuel Corporate Welfare Bill”

CINCINNATI- – On May 30, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley signed a resolution opposing HB 6 and reaffirming the city’s commitment to goals laid out the Paris Climate Agreement. The resolution outlines concerns including higher utility bills for consumers, repealing state renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and jobs. Copies were […]

West facade of the Ohio Statehouse. Credit: Wikipedia
Featured Story / Ohio Utility Bailouts

How did your Legislator vote on HB 6?

Ohio House Bill 6 passed the Ohio House of Representatives on May 29 and the Ohio Senate on June 17, and it’s now heading back to the Ohio House for a concurrence vote on the newest version. If passed, this bill would add an extra charge to all Ohioans electric […]