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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 […]

Community Choice Aggregation lets cities buy (cleaner and local) electricity in Bulk
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Community Choice Aggregation lets cities buy (cleaner and local) electricity in Bulk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In 30 states, citizens have just one choice for their electricity service.  It’s like the old communist truism: ‘You can have any color car you want, as long as it’s red.’  What if citizens could collectively shop around for electricity in bulk to get lower prices and […]

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 […]

Greenpeace protests Progress Energy plant, scale smokestack
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Greenpeace protests Progress Energy plant, scale smokestack

ARDEN, NC — “The Greenpeace environmental group is staging a demonstration and protest at the Progress Energy plant, with some of its members climbing one of the plant’s huge smokestacks to unfurl a banner. Just before 10 a.m., three climbers were visible from afar on one of the smokestacks. They […]

Cincinnati exploring 100% renewable energy plan
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Cincinnati exploring 100% renewable energy plan

CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati is working on a new power aggregation deal right now that could lead to the entire city being powered from 100 percent renewable energy sources. The deal, city officials say, could be finalized within the coming months and be in place for consumers by summer 2012. Such […]

Dump Duke Energy, Cleaner is Cheaper
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Dump Duke Energy, Cleaner is Cheaper

CINCINNATI — “For years, Duke Energy executives and their Wall Street investors have made millions of dollars on the backs of Ohio energy customers, while poisoning the air with coal fired power plants. Two of these old coal plants, Miami Fort and Beckjord, sit on either side of Cincinnati and […]

Coal plants drop off the map
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Coal plants drop off the map

Each year 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will NOT be dumped into our air and water (…)

American coal: A burning issue
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American coal: A burning issue

Tighter regulation, bountiful natural gas and declining installation costs for renewable energy herald the end of America’s coal era HARLAN COUNTY, KY — “But if the raw numbers look good, the trends tell a different story. Regulatory uncertainty and the emergence of alternative fuel sources (natural gas and renewables) will […]

A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP
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A double-edged sword: EPA vs. AEP

BEVERLY — “According to EPA data, last year the Beverly plant emitted 98,515 tons of sulfur dioxide, the third-highest total in the country, according to the EPA data. The EPA wants limits on sulfur dioxide emissions under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. To do that, the plant must install enormous […]