Post Tagged with: "American Electric Power"

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Small industrial boilers: A big burden on Ohio’s air?

COLUMBUS — “A new analysis is shedding light on a little-known source of toxic air pollution. Industrial boilers are the on-site power plants used by major industrial operations. They are believed to be contributing to the deaths of thousands of people across the country and in Ohio. A report from Earthjustice […]

Watchdog reports get action, show newspapers’ value
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Watchdog reports get action, show newspapers’ value

COLUMBUS — “Thursday was a good day to be the editor of your newspaper. Actually, it was a great day. That morning, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio reversed itself, throwing out a rate hike it had approved for American Electric Power just a few months ago. The reversal came […]

Earthjustice report exposes top 20 polluting industrial power plants in Ohio
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Earthjustice report exposes top 20 polluting industrial power plants in Ohio

CINCINNATI —  Today, Earthjustice released a new report, revealing the Top 20 biggest polluters from among all Industrial Power Plants in Ohio. An industrial power plant, unlike a utility power plant, provides electricity to a plant, rather than to the grid for sale to electricity customers. In February, 2011, under […]

Regulators reject AEP rate plan; process will start all over again
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Regulators reject AEP rate plan; process will start all over again

Small businesses, churches, others had objected to big increase in bills COLUMBUS — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio  today  rejected American Electric Power’s rate plan for Ohio, which it approved in December, and will start all over. …In a news release, the PUCO said it has ordered AEP to […]

Schools to PUCO: AEP rates are killing us
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Schools to PUCO: AEP rates are killing us

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s top statewide public school organizations did not mince words this week, telling the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that the controversial new American Electric Power rate plan ‘will be devastating to school districts.’ In a letter Tuesday to PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler, groups representing superintendents, school boards […]

The job-creating mercury rule
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The job-creating mercury rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “After 20 years of delay and litigation by polluters, the Obama administration approved in December one of the most important rules in the history of the Clean Air Act. It will require power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants by more than 90 […]

Lights out for some coal plants
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Lights out for some coal plants

NEW YORK, NY — “’Coal-burning utilities used to fight tooth-and-nail,’ says Roger Gale, chief executive of GF Energy, a strategic consulting firm in Washington. ‘But they don’t have the political clout they used to have. Now they are all in the acknowledgement stages. The plants that are 40 to 50 […]

PUCO chief wants AEP rate change this month
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PUCO chief wants AEP rate change this month

COLUMBUS — “The timetable will be short and the deliberations private as Ohio utility regulators race to address complaints about American Electric Power rates. This follows an uncustomary statement from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Friday in which its chairman said he will take action to reduce rate […]

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PUCO ‘addressing’ AEP rate hike

COLUMBUS — “While the agency pledges to help small businesses, those in all-electric households are raising concerns about their costs. The new AEP rates do not include a discount to residents who heat with electricity. Previously, AEP charged its base-generation rate for only the first 800 kilowatt-hours of usage in […]

AEP rate increase creating static
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AEP rate increase creating static

Schools, governments join small businesses in disbelief over hike COLUMBUS — “Small businesses aren’t the only ones upset about the sudden increase in American Electric Power bills: Schools and governments are reacting with disbelief that their bills are jumping so dramatically. And the fallout will affect taxpayers. Economists, meanwhile, say […]