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Changes expected before nuclear subsidy bill gets mid-May House vote
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Ohio's Clean Energy Future / Wind Energy

Changes expected before nuclear subsidy bill gets mid-May House vote

“Fischer said he wants to tell potential central Ohio businesses that the state is reinforcing renewable energy, but said that doing away with the state’s renewable and energy efficiency standards would be a negative. Fischer added that nuclear is generally not part of the discussion when talking to potential companies […]

Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Ohio's Clean Energy Future / Uncategorized

Ohio Democrats call for ‘honest conversation’ on nuclear bill

“’It’s our job as lawmakers to cut through the politics and ugly, false narratives that seem to be surrounding this legislation,’ said Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, leader of the House Democratic caucus, in a statement issued late Monday through the Ohio House Minority Caucus Blog. ‘Our priority with statewide energy policy […]

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FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

AARP strongly opposes nuclear bailout bill

COLUMBUS — “‘The idea that Ohio utility customers would be asked to not only bail out a profitable corporation but also be required to pay legacy fees for conservation programs that may not exist in the future or provide consumer benefit is absurd and unfair,’ said Sykes. ‘Ohioans expect their elected leaders to be […]

FirstEnergy's Perry nuclear plant. Photo By
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FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Critics say nuclear deal reneges on promises

“The verbal sparring over the proposed Ohio Clean Energy Program apparently is coming down to whether a majority of lawmakers believe the plan is a bailout for FirstEnergy Solutions, which owns Davis-Besse and Perry, or whether the state can afford to let market forces play out and allow the plants to close […]

Ohio nuclear subsidy bill designed to undermine wind and solar, experts say
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Solar Energy / Wind Energy

Ohio nuclear subsidy bill designed to undermine wind and solar, experts say

“Language buried deep in the 27-page bill also makes it difficult, if not impossible, for a solar or wind developer trying to finance a new project to rely on funding from the Clean Air Fund that HB 6 would create. Wind and solar companies seeking a grant from the new […]

Invenergy's Grand Ridge project in Illinois is one of a small number of hybrid power projects to combine wind and solar energy in one site. A larger one with more solar is planned for Ohio. Credit: Invenergy
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Wind, solar skeptical of Ohio ‘clean energy’ bill

  COLUMBUS — “Supporters also argue it would postpone the permanent decommissioning of the nuclear plants that are responsible for 90 percent of Ohio’s zero-emissions power. They’ve been unable to compete economically with cheaper and abundant natural gas, and FirstEnergy Solutions is currently in bankruptcy proceedings. But to participate in […]

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Credit: NRC)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Nuclear bailout bill slammed by environmental, other groups

COLUMBUS — “‘It is an Orwellian twist to call (House Bill) 6 a ‘clean air resource’ bill. The bill creates a new tax on all customers of the four Ohio utilities, even if they buy their power from other suppliers. The main beneficiary will be FirstEnergy Solutions, which is now in […]

Make clean energy work for Ohio
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Renewable Energy

Make clean energy work for Ohio

“Proponents contend the [renewable energy] standards haven’t worked. Yet the Republican majorities at the Statehouse have behaved for years as if they didn’t want them to succeed. This legislation must fix the setback requirement for wind turbines that has all but halted the development of wind energy here. A bill […]

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FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Groups say Ohio clean-energy bill disguised as nuclear-plant bailout

COLUMBUS — “Customers would pay an extra $2.50 a month for the new program, but Trish Demeter, chief of staff for the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund, argued that it’s a bailout for FirstEnergy Solutions’ two unprofitable nuclear plants in northern Ohio. ‘Maybe those plants do bring some environmental value, […]

Nuclear plants owner says closure would raise electricity prices
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Nuclear plants owner says closure would raise electricity prices

COLUMBUS — “Management of the regional electric grid that serves Ohio and a dozen other states has said loss of the nuclear plants would not adversely affect availability and affordability of power in the region. But Mr. Griffing and a firm that conducted a study on its behalf argued that […]