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Coal power plants may be razed or sold once closed
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Coal power plants may be razed or sold once closed

COLUMBUS — “The shutdowns will eliminate toxic compounds, including mercury, along with pollutants that cause smog and soot. But what will become of these plants after the lights go out? There are other environmental hazards at coal-fired plants, including asbestos, contaminated soil in coal yards, ash lagoons and landfills, and […]

Power providers in nasty faceoff
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Power providers in nasty faceoff

AEP, FirstEnergy duke it out in ad war COLUMBUS — “The companies sell the same product and, for the first time, are competing for the same customers. For all of the humorous commercials, this battle is not child’s play. At the heart of the fight is this question: How much […]

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AEP rate increase would exceed level allowed by state

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is asking for a rate increase that exceeds the level allowed by state law, according to a testimony released last night by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staff. The staff concludes that the AEP plan would be more expensive in its first year than […]

AEP plugs into its own reality
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AEP plugs into its own reality

AKRON — “What fun it must have been to write those television ads airing lately for fairenergyohio.org, the front operation for American Electric Power. No need to worry about the truth. Be as creative, or outrageous, as necessary. Just include a handful of key words — scheme, bailout, deals, unfair […]

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Electricity marketers pitch alternatives to AEP’s rates

AEP customers have alternative rate offers, but marketers’ pitches require study COLUMBUS — “Solicitors want to take customers away from the rate-regulated utility, American Electric Power. They are making pitches in person, on the phone and through the mail. Each of the offers claims to provide savings, but the reality […]

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 […]