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Consumer Groups ask PUCO to reject FirstEnergy rate plan
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Consumer Groups ask PUCO to reject FirstEnergy rate plan

COLUMBUS – “Citing a concern that FirstEnergy customers could be subjected to electric bill increases from approximately 4% to 30 % for Cleveland Electric Illuminating, 4% to 26% for Toledo Edison and 4% to 27% for Ohio Edison, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) and two major local […]

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Fight over AEP electric bills hits Ohio airwaves

COLUMBUS — “In a year notable for its barrage of presidential TV ads, a pair of Ohio utilities unaccustomed to high-profile spats is also taking to the airwaves in a dispute over future electric bills. The rivalry involves Columbus-based American Electric Power’s request to raise rates as it recovers costs […]

Country residents challenge energy Goliaths
Chesapeake Energy / Coal / Coal Ash / Energy / FirstEnergy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Country residents challenge energy Goliaths

GREENE TWP, PA — “David is slinging with both hands, having begun separate legal actions against energy giants Chesapeake Appalachia and FirstEnergy. …The Little Blue Regional Action Group is seeking to protect the land. Members, in the intent to sue notice, wrote that the coal ash deposit “has caused widespread […]

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 […]

Citizens plan suit against Hancock coal-ash dam
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Citizens plan suit against Hancock coal-ash dam

CHARLESTON, WV — “Local citizens on Wednesday threatened to sue FirstEnergy Corp. over a huge coal-ash impoundment along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border, alleging the operation is polluting area streams, tainting groundwater, and violating federal waste disposal requirements. The Little Blue Regional Action Group sent Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy a formal notice of […]

Power providers in nasty faceoff
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy

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 […]

Protesters greet FirstEnergy shareholders
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Protesters greet FirstEnergy shareholders

AKRON — “FirstEnergy’s annual meeting of shareholders lasted 10 minutes this morning as the company thwarted protestors who had been bussed in to voice their displeasure against the company. For the first time, shareholders had to pass through metal detectors to get into the meeting. Board Chairman George Smart conducted […]

FirstEnergy will keep older power plants open until 2015, launch nearly $1 billion in transmission upgrades
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy will keep older power plants open until 2015, launch nearly $1 billion in transmission upgrades

CLEVELAND — “Three coal-fired power plants in Ohio will not be shut down after all, at least not in the short-run, saving an undetermined number of jobs. FirstEnergy will not be permitted to immediately close its smaller plants in Ashtabula, Eastlake and Cleveland. PJM Interconnection, the independent company that manages […]

Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy / FirstEnergy

Cincinnati chooses ‘green’ energy co. for aggregation

CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati hopes its energy supply will soon be cheaper and greener.The city said Thursday it will be the first major city in America to choose a 100 percent ‘green’ electricity supply for its eligible residents and small businesses while saving as many as 53,000 households money through the city’s […]

Cincinnati becomes first major city to offer 100% green electricity to residents
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Cincinnati becomes first major city to offer 100% green electricity to residents

Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly supported 100% renewable energy as a priority (…)