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Ohio gas prices drop from previous week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio gas prices have fallen in the past week, but remain higher than they were this time a month ago. A gallon of regular gas was averaging $2.50 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s down about 18 cents from a week ago but about 10 cents ...

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Ohio nuclear plant restarts after refueling shutdown

Davis Besse, Nuclear Plant, refuel

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nuclear plant has returned to service after a biennial shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station that sits along Lake Erie in northern Ohio is owned by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. FirstEnergy says the plant returned to service Monday night after a shutdown that ...

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Kasich names new chairman to Ohio utilities commission

utilities commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor has named a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Asim Z. Haque (AW’-sim HAWK) takes over for PUCO Chairman Andre Porter, whose last day is May 20. Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) appointment of Haque as Ohio’s top utility regulator still requires the Ohio Senate’s consent. The Columbus resident is the ...

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Murray Energy continues fight against EPA’s emissions rules

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants. St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday, challenging the EPA’s supplemental finding published earlier in the day. The U.S. Supreme ...

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High court allows western Ohio wind farm to proceed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a planned wind farm in western Ohio’s Champaign County have lost a legal challenge. A 5-2 decision by the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upholds a 2013 power siting board decision allowing Champaign Wind LLC’s “Buckeye Wind II” project to proceed. The plan included up to 56 wind turbines on 13,500 acres of private ...

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Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio took a single combined vote on the power purchase agreements, which were separately filed by Akron-based FirstEnergy and ...

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