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Power plant in Avon Lake set to close by April 2015
Coal / Energy

Power plant in Avon Lake set to close by April 2015

AVON LAKE — “GenOn Energy plans to deactivate its coal-fired power plant in Avon Lake by April 2015. According to a press release posted on the energy company’s website, the Avon Lake plant is one of many to be closed because of an insufficient return on investment. ‘GenOn expects to […]

Chicago’s 2 coal-fired plants to shut down sooner than expected
Coal

Chicago’s 2 coal-fired plants to shut down sooner than expected

CHICAGO, IL — “Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants will shut down sooner than expected under a deal to be announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and environmental groups. Midwest Generation will close the Fisk plant in the Pilsen neighborhood by December and the Crawford plant in Little Village by the […]

GenOn Reports 2011 Results and Announces Expected Deactivation of Generation Units
Coal / Energy

GenOn Reports 2011 Results and Announces Expected Deactivation of Generation Units

HOUSTON, TX — “The units expected to be deactivated and timeframes are subject to further review based on market conditions. In particular, while the initial analysis for additional environmental controls at Avon Lake indicated that forecasted returns on those investments were insufficient, the evaluation of the returns on those environmental […]

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

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 […]

Latinos in Chicago Sue Coal Plants Over Pollution, Property Values
Coal

Latinos in Chicago Sue Coal Plants Over Pollution, Property Values

CHICAGO, IL — “Residents of two Latino neighborhoods in Chicago affected by emissions from coal-fired power plants filed suit against the plants’ operator, demanding compensation because the odors and pollution deny them the right to enjoy their properties. In documents presented last week before a Cook County civil court, the […]

Cobb EMC ends involvement in coal plant
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Cobb EMC ends involvement in coal plant

ATLANTA, GA — “Cobb EMC’s board of directors voted Tuesday to end the electric co-op’s involvement in development of the proposed Plant Washington coal plant. The majority vote removes any further financial obligation toward the plant, including $1.683 million slated for development plans this year, a company spokesman said. The […]