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Coal power generation is being cut. Will natural gas be next?
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Coal power generation is being cut. Will natural gas be next?

NEW YORK, NY — “The old saying used to be: ‘If you can’t beat them, join them.’ It turns out that it doesn’t quite work out that way all the time. At least that’s the case for FirstEnergy, which is shutting down two coal-fired power plants due to low natural gas […]

FirstEnergy to close more coal-fired power plants
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FirstEnergy to close more coal-fired power plants

AKRON — “FirstEnergy Corp. is planning to close two additional coal-fired power plants rather than clean them up to meet federal mercury emission standards in the face of continued low demand that is expected to depress power prices. The company announced today that it expects to close Hatfield’s Ferry Power […]

FirstEnergy is converting its Eastlake power plant’s generators
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FirstEnergy is converting its Eastlake power plant’s generators

EASTLAKE — “FirstEnergy’s decision to close some of its smaller coal-fired power plants rather upgrade their pollution controls may ultimately make the high-voltage grid in Northeast Ohio more stable. This is because some of the doomed generators won’t exactly be going away. Instead, they will be re-purposed — rewired and […]

Critics say Ohio pollution settlement ignores local impacts
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Critics say Ohio pollution settlement ignores local impacts

CHICAGO, IL — “When power plant operators commit pollution violations, they are often required by the Environmental Protection Agency to do mitigation work on environmentally sensitive lands. Critics, however, say vague rules often let the violators choose projects based on convenience, rather than impact. In 2007, oil leaked from a […]

FirstEnergy’s renewable energy end run
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FirstEnergy’s renewable energy end run

CLEVELAND — “Tony Alexander, CEO of FirstEnergy Corp., says his company had no choice under state law but to buy high-priced renewable energy credits and pass the costs on to customers. But two independent audits highlighted by Plain Dealer reporter John Funk raise serious doubts about that, and have led […]

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and NOPEC challenge FirstEnergy rate plan
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Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and NOPEC challenge FirstEnergy rate plan

COLUMBUS — “The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and its allies think consumers should not have to pay for what they consider FirstEnergy Corp.’s bungling of renewable-energy requirements. The OCC and a small army of consumer, environmental and utility competitors are challenging the state’s approval of FirstEnergy’s latest rate plan, partly because […]

FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed
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FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed

AKRON — “In about a month FirstEnergy Corp. will idle one of its largest coal-burning power plants. The W.H. Sammis power plant only will run when needed, beginning about Sept. 16, said Todd Schneider, company spokesman. There will be no layoffs, he said, but only 100 to 130 of the […]

Largest U.S. coal ash pond to close, but future rules still undecided
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Largest U.S. coal ash pond to close, but future rules still undecided

SHIPPINGPORT, PA — “Little Blue Run’s operator, FirstEnergy, an electricity company based in Akron, Ohio, agreed to develop a plan to shut down the facility in a consent decree filed July 27 in federal court. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) characterized its agreement with FirstEnergy as a proactive […]

Candidate claims ethical violation
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Candidate claims ethical violation

O’Neill: Justices took donations from party in case before high court COLUMBUS – “O’Neill said that Cupp and O’Donnell heard oral arguments on Jan. 17 in a case in which an attorney for Ohio Edison participated. Ohio Edison is owned by FirstEnergy Corp., which O’Neill said was “the real party […]

Skindell says he’ll recuse or refuse money on Supreme Court
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Skindell says he’ll recuse or refuse money on Supreme Court

COLUMBUS — “Piggy-backing on an ethics complaint filed against two Republican justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, Democratic candidate Mike Skindell said today that he will not accept campaign money from any party in a case before the court. Skindell, who is running against incumbent Justice Terrence O’Donnell, issued a […]