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Reinstating Ohio’s alternative-energy standards must become a priority for Gov. John Kasich: editorial
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Reinstating Ohio’s alternative-energy standards must become a priority for Gov. John Kasich: editorial

CLEVELAND — “There’s good news about the possible thaw of Ohio’s frozen renewable-energy and energy-efficiency benchmarks. First, Republican Gov. John Kasich remains opposed to continuing the freeze beyond its scheduled 2017 expiration. Second, the General Assembly evidently won’t debate until next year bids to weaken the benchmarks or extend the wrongheaded freeze — ensuring […]

If elected president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to push for greater production of energy from oil, gas, nuclear, coal and renewable sources.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Don’t make Ohio’s energy fumble

DETROIT — “Ohio made a bad call last spring when Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s General Assembly froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. The move undeniably shackled the state’s clean energy economy. Now, more than a year later, Kasich has drastically changed his tune, calling a continued […]

AEP sales, profit rise on warmer summer
AEP / Coal

AEP sales, profit rise on warmer summer

COLUMBUS — “Warm weather and rate increases led to a strong third quarter for American Electric Power. The Columbus-based utility reported a profit of $519 million on Thursday, up from $493 million in the prior-year quarter, and sales of $4.4 billion, up from $4.2 billion. …Akins said during the call […]

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AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

In Ohio, AEP and FirstEnergy adopt an audacious strategy that could cost ratepayers dearly

A model first established in West Virginia is being pushed now in the Buckeye State CLEVELAND — “We’ve posted a research note today that explains how reregulation schemes in Ohio by FirstEnergy and AEP bear a striking resemblance to one approved in West Virginia that resulted in a recent push […]

Ohio River’s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

Ohio River’s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

CINCINNATI — “A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by […]

Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

Presidential contender’s proposal includes renewables, conservation measures COLUMBUS — “Last year, the Republican-controlled General Assembly enacted a two-year timeout in state law that required utilities to find at least 25 percent of their power from renewable or advanced technology sources by the year 2025. That two-year freeze is set to […]

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AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio politicians on “Energy Mandates Study Committee” took $830,000 from dirty energy companies

COLUMBUS — “A wolf pack of in-state utilities and out-of-state petrochemical billionaires has attacked Ohio’s clean energy law, threatening to kill clean jobs and wreak further damage on the environment. This attack is led by Ohio state Senator Bill Seitz (R), who five years earlier voted for the law, but […]

In a Dec. 22, 2008, photograph, a home is engulfed near the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County after the failure of a dike that unleashed more than 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash sludge. (picture by J. Miles Cary)
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Federal coal ash regulations take effect

WASHINGTON, DC — “The gooey, grayish-black sludge that spread across Roane County on a bitterly cold December morning is gone, but the fallout from the nation’s worst coal-ash spill enters a new phase on Monday when the federal government begins regulating the storage and disposal of ash from coal-fired power […]

An urban wind farm sprouted along Lake Erie on an old Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York. An Ohio Energy Mandates Study Committee has recommended an indefinite freeze of Ohio's alternative energy standards. (David Duprey, Associated Press, File, 2007)
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio lawmakers’ energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)

CLEVELAND — “…the analysis done by Strata Policy uses a statistical trick to inflate the economic impacts of renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Strata’s authors used a model of analysis that considers the economic conditions from four years before to four years after the enactment of the policy to determine the impact. Coincidentally, […]

A Cleveland Public Power lineman works on a power line on East 118th Street in Cleveland. (Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)

Law firm files class action lawsuit against Cleveland Public Power, seeking millions in damages

CLEVELAND — “A Cleveland law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Cleveland Public Power, arguing that the city-owned utility has defrauded its 80,000 customers out of millions of dollars by illegally charging a hidden monthly fee on electric bills. The lawsuit, filed Thursday afternoon by attorneys at Landskroner […]