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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants
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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs. To meet the standards, including cutting mercury pollution by 91 percent, power companies in Ohio and nationwide would have to install more scrubbers and filters. Some […]

Fermi similar to stricken Japan plant
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Fermi similar to stricken Japan plant

NEWPORT, MI — “Records show 23 of America’s 104 operating nuclear plants — including DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 plant in northern Monroe County — are General Electric Mark 1 reactors that have similarities to the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan that was the site of hydrogen explosions after the weekend earthquake. […]

FirstEnergy to sell Fremont plant to American Municipal Power For $485 million
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FirstEnergy to sell Fremont plant to American Municipal Power For $485 million

FREMONT — Diversified energy company FirstEnergy Corp. Monday announced a definitive deal to sell its Fremont, Ohio-based natural gas combined cycle generation plant Fremont Energy Center to American Municipal Power, Inc. for about $485 million. The companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding last month for the transaction, which is […]

Davis-Besse to flip its second lid in 2012
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Davis-Besse to flip its second lid in 2012

Replacement of the reactor vessel head will start in October 2011 OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company’s Davis-Besse 893 MW PWR at Oak harbor, OH, near Toledo, will enter a fuel outage in October 2011, which is earlier than called for in the usual outage schedule. During this outage, […]

Davis Besse’s long-term future still uncertain
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Davis Besse’s long-term future still uncertain

PORT CLINTON — “The operating license for the Davis Besse nuclear power plant expires in 2017. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering extending that license for an additional 20 years but a handful of citizens’ groups do not want that to happen. ‘This plant has one of the worst records in […]

An outline history: Ohio Citizen Action and FirstEnergy
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An outline history: Ohio Citizen Action and FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy was founded as the Cleveland Electric Light Company in 1884. By the early years of the 20th century, it was clear that its monopoly power was a danger to the public. Two approaches were pursued to rein in the company. The first approach followed Cleveland Mayor Tom L. Johnson’s […]

Plan to rebuke utility debated
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Plan to rebuke utility debated

McNamara criticizes FirstEnergy’s response on solar TOLEDO — “Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara’s plan to hold FirstEnergy Corp. accountable for its lack of investment in solar energy got a mixed reaction from the city’s utilities and public service committee Monday but was sent up to the full council for consideration. […]

Activists to state case on Davis-Besse license
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Activists to state case on Davis-Besse license

NRC panel to hear from 4 opposition groups, utility PORT CLINTON — “Four activist groups that contend FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant is unworthy of a 20-year license extension are to appear Tuesday before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing panel. But the panel, called the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, […]

FirstEnergy Corp. and Allegheny Energy are now one company
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FirstEnergy Corp. and Allegheny Energy are now one company

CLEVELAND — “The nation’s biggest power company is now based in Akron, but whether it’s good or bad for Ohioans is a matter of perspective… [FirstEnergy spokeswoman Ellen] Raines said that bringing Allegheny’s newer coal-fired power plants under FirstEnergy’s control bodes well for the company’s ability to generate more power, […]

FirstEnergy Corp. to become second-biggest power company; merger with Allegheny Energy gets final approval
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FirstEnergy Corp. to become second-biggest power company; merger with Allegheny Energy gets final approval

AKRON — “The merger and absorption of Allegheny will give FirstEnergy control of four very large coal-fired power plants that are newer than FirstEnergy’s own fleet. The big plants, three of which each produce more power than the Perry nuclear power plant, will more easily meet anticipated tougher environmental air […]