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Utilities give coal the heave-ho
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Utilities give coal the heave-ho

Power plants abandon longtime staple for generating electricity as price of natural gas plummets NEW YORK, NY — “U.S. electric utilities are renegotiating coal contracts and finding other ways to reduce coal deliveries as a mild winter and competition from less-expensive natural gas combine to weaken demand for power plants’ […]

The truth about coal’s future in Southern W.Va.
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The truth about coal’s future in Southern W.Va.

CHARLESTON, WV — “Perhaps I’m reading too much into it, and perhaps part of it was the way the stories were reported by two different reporters (neither of which was me — and I didn’t attend Akins’ appearance in Charleston or the company’s annual meeting). But it struck me as […]

Study claims AEP emissions responsible for thousands of deaths
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Study claims AEP emissions responsible for thousands of deaths

COLUMBUS — “The study, commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council, claims air pollution from AEP’s coal-fired power plants is contributing to thousands of deaths and illnesses in states touched by the company’s emissions. Ohio is near the top of the sick list, trailing only Pennsylvania. The study said AEP-generated […]

AEP’s ad provokes rebuttal from rival
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AEP’s ad provokes rebuttal from rival

COLUMBUS—”FirstEnergy is firing back at an American Electric Power television ad. In a series of radio, print and online ads, FirstEnergy has been saying that customers ‘have the right to shop for lower electric prices’ and that AEP wants to drive up prices. The Akron-based utility has a new website, […]

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AEP takes fight with FirstEnergy to the airwaves

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Ohio has taken the unusual step of airing television ads in its ongoing debate with FirstEnergy Corporation over a pending rate case. …At issue is a highly technical debate between the two utilities over AEP’s capacity charge, or how much the utility charges competitive suppliers […]

Kasich’s energy plan: His gifts to coal-fired utilities
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Kasich’s energy plan: His gifts to coal-fired utilities

CLEVELAND – Gov. John Kasich’s energy plan is mostly a fracking plan, but he has rounded it out with some gifts to Ohio’s coal-fired utilities. The outline of his plan includes the following: $30 million for coal research projects on carbon capture, sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and new technologies Streamlining […]

Has Big Coal lost its power?
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Has Big Coal lost its power?

NEW YORK, NY — “In the world of energy politics, the sudden vanishing of the word ‘coal’ is a remarkable and unprecedented event. As anyone who is reading this surely knows, there is no energy source that is more emblematic of the past than coal.  We still burn nearly a […]

Coal’s share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December
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Coal’s share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December

WASHINGTON, DC — “Although still the largest single fuel for electricity generation, coal’s share of monthly power generation in the United States dropped below 40% in November and December 2011. The last time coal’s share of total generation was below 40% for a monthly total was March 1978. A combination […]

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel: PUCO should deny AEP request to increase capacity charges, collect deferred costs
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Ohio Consumers’ Counsel: PUCO should deny AEP request to increase capacity charges, collect deferred costs

COLUMBUS — “AEP’s new proposal for higher capacity charges is based on its claims that the Company will be financially harmed by the PUCO’s decision to reject the settlement. But AEP’s recent financial results in Ohio reveal a different story. In February 2011, the Supreme Court of Ohio held in […]

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Increase in fee is sought by AEP

Without higher charge, company fears fiscal crisis COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is asking state regulators to allow the company to increase a fee it charges customers who switch from the utility’s service to an alternative electricity provider. Without this charge, which would apply to both residential and business customers, […]