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Editorial: Ohio deserves better
Commentary / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Editorial: Ohio deserves better

TOLEDO — “At first glance, it appears that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio put its proverbial foot down when it rejected FirstEnergy Corp.’s request for funding to improve its power grid. But closer scrutiny reveals that the utility seems to have been handed a ‘cash grab’ and no requirement […]

FirstEnergy in Ohio
FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

IEEFA Ohio: FirstEnergy bailout plan is paying off (for FirstEnergy)

Ohio regulator nod on $600 to $1 billion in ratepayer subsidies presages a similar campaign in West Virginia COLUMBUS — “The Public Utility Commission of Ohio this week gave FirstEnergy a much smaller bailout than the company wanted. But it’s still a bailout. We expect opponents—including consumer and environmental organizations, […]

Ohio PUC rejects FirstEnergy virtual power deals
FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Ohio PUC rejects FirstEnergy virtual power deals

No one cheers for alternative: $600 million over 3 years COLUMBUS — “The PUC of Ohio rejected First Energy’s ‘virtual’ power purchase agreement (PPA) proposal yesterday, but approved staff’s proposal to pay the firm $600 million over three years to shore up its financial health. The amount is less than […]

The surprising ground zero for electricity market fights
Energy / Research & Reports

The surprising ground zero for electricity market fights

THE WOODLANDS, TX — “Look to the East and you’ll see a major initiative to transform New York’s electric grid into a cleaner, more efficient system. Look to the West and you’ll find ambitious clean energy legislation in California. Yet utility executives and federal regulators recently gathered in the Midwest […]

Fine particles — toxic specks that research has linked to a variety of ills, including shorter lifespans — aren’t evenly concentrated across the country. Vanderburgh in southwest Indiana has higher levels than nearly 90 percent of U.S. counties with air-monitoring data for 2013 to 2015, according to average annual figures from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most of the country, colored in gray in the map above, does not have monitoring data for particles. But efforts to estimate particles for all counties using satellite data have shown similar trends for southwest Indiana.
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Clean Power Plan / Research & Reports

Americas super polluters

EVANSVILLE, IN — “To see one of the country’s largest coal-fired power plants, head northwest from this Ohio River city. Or east, because there’s another in the region. In fact, nearly every direction you go will take you to a coal plant — seven within 30 miles. Collectively they pump […]

Parent company FirstEnergy says all Davis-Besse’s safety systems worked efficiently. Photo credit: The Blade
Energy / FirstEnergy

Davis-Besse to stay idle a few days due to leak

OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy Corp. said Monday it expects its Davis-Besse nuclear plant to remain idle for at least a few more days as the utility tries to figure out how rainwater entered the plant’s turbine building during a heavy storm early Saturday. Without going into specifics, the company also […]

The Sammis Power plant looms over homes in Stratton, Ohio. Photo Credit: Sierra Club / Colin Scianamblo
FirstEnergy

Ohio lawmakers, concerned about jobs, support FirstEnergy plan

STRATTON — “Two Democratic lawmakers concerned about job losses in their southeast Ohio districts have spoken out in support of a FirstEnergy plan that critics say is an unlawful ‘bailout.’ In letters filed with Ohio regulators this week, state senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) and representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) stressed the […]

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

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
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

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
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

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 […]