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Northeast Ohio consumers to get more clean energy under new aggregation deal
Energy / FirstEnergy

Northeast Ohio consumers to get more clean energy under new aggregation deal

CLEVELAND — “A new deal for roughly half a million ratepayers in Northeast Ohio will provide more clean energy in the wake of FirstEnergy’s decision to back out of a community aggregation agreement. Starting in January, the new arrangement between the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council and NextEra Ohio Services calls […]

Source: Navigant Research
Energy / Research & Reports

Energy storage shaping up as tipping point for utilities

Annual Energy Storage Power Capacity Additions by Segment, All Technologies, North America: 2016-2025 WASHINGTON, DC — “Storage has long been relegated a trend to watch in the next 10 years – but not a trend of today. Until recently, it was considered too immature (in terms of technology) and too […]

DP&L considering closing two power plants
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DP&L considering closing two power plants

DAYTON — “Dayton Power & Light Inc. is considering closing two coal-fired power-generating stations near the Ohio River, company officials said. ‘As part of DP&L’s electric security plan (ESP) filing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the company is involved in ongoing discussions to find sustainable solutions to market-driven […]

Climate Action Rally to End Clean Energy Freeze
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Climate Action Rally to End Clean Energy Freeze

Grassroots Organizing Team Shares 20,000+ Messages Supporting Clean Energy COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Citizen Action led a climate action rally and workshop event on November 16th, on the North Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse. The rally featured a large photo collage of hundreds of people demonstrating their support for energy […]

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Consumers, businesses and industries saved $15 billion on electricity between 2011 and last year and are on course to save the same amount by 2020, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, said today. The claim is based on joint research and statistical analysis completed for […]

Take Action by December 7
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Take Action by December 7

In 2014, Ohio lawmakers froze renewable energy and energy efficiency standards that over their five-year implementation had: prevented pollution, by mandating utilities invest in renewable energy projects and efficiency created green energy jobs by signaling to the market that Ohio was committing to efficiency and renewables and saved customers more […]

Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants
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Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants

BALTIMORE, MD — “Maryland environmental regulators are asking their federal counterparts to crack down on 19 coal plants in five other states whose emissions — carried hundreds of miles by the wind — make the air here unhealthy to breathe on hot summer days. The plants have spent billions of […]

DP&L pushes law that would let state raise rates
Energy / Utilities

DP&L pushes law that would let state raise rates

DAYTON — “Dayton Power and Light is lobbying state legislators to amend existing law that would allow the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to raise electric rates if a utility’s financial integrity is at stake. If passed, the PUCO could raise or modify rates ‘if the (PUCO) finds that the […]

Ohio Statehouse
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Ohio’s renewable energy freeze fight reignites; business groups urge Kasich to take action

COLUMBUS — “A push to weaken Ohio’s renewable energy standards is back on at the Statehouse, leading dozens of businesses involved in alternative energy to urge political leaders to stop it. A group of 68 businesses and renewable energy groups on Wednesday wrote a letter to Gov. John Kasich and […]

Ohio lawmakers try again weaken efficiency, renewable energy rules but risk Governor John Kasich’s veto
Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Ohio lawmakers try again weaken efficiency, renewable energy rules but risk Governor John Kasich’s veto

COLUMBUS — “A showdown appears to be developing between Gov. John Kasich and GOP legislative leaders over rules requiring Ohio’s power companies to sell more power generated by renewables such as wind and solar and to help customers use less electricity by converting to more efficient lighting, appliances and equipment. […]