Ohio’s first public-private partnership deal for a highway bypass project is a waste of taxpayers’ transportation dollars, claims a report released last month by two consumer advocacy groups.
New court cases and filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could derail FirstEnergy and American Electric Power’s plans to guarantee sales to affiliated power plants, even if Ohio regulators approve the deals.
“Everyone is unhappy” with the state of the electric industry in Ohio, according to a report issued Tuesday by the state agency charged with protecting the interests of Ohio electric consumers. The Ohio Consumers' Counsel wants the state legislature to convene a task force to begin addressing problems.
Coal-fired power plants across the country could be billion-dollar liabilities for utilities if their greenhouse gas emissions are challenged in court, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University.
As Ohio regulators prepare to resume testimony on FirstEnergy’s bid to have all utility customers guarantee sales for certain power plants, another competitor says it can offer a better deal.
As Ohio lawmakers continue to debate the state’s renewable energy standards, a pair of recent reports show the costs of complying with the laws are significantly lower than previously thought.
Ohio energy leaders are not especially worried about future climate change impacts on their operations, despite two recent studies suggesting that extreme weather could cause significant problems by mid-century.
Dramatic growth in energy storage could have big implications for renewable energy in Ohio, as well as place increased economic pressure on the state’s fossil fuel plants.
If scientists can learn more about that naturally-occurring water in the shale formations, drilling companies and well operators might figure out better ways to protect equipment and well integrity.
Environmental groups have mixed reactions to American Electric Power’s proposed settlement to guarantee sales for six coal-fired power plants for eight years.