Sunday, December 13, 2015

Two news items

FirstEnergy and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio had agreed on a plan to guarantee a market for the coal-fired W.H.Sammis power plant along the Ohio River and the Davis-Besse nuclear plant in northern Ohio. But last week, an administrative law judge put a hold on that agreement.

The settlement had drawn some criticism and some outrage.

There is going to be a lot of discussion about how existing coal-fired power plants will play a role in future power generation when some states are deregulated and all states will have to comply with the new Clean Power Plan.

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And the Washington Post takes a look at the fight over C8 discharges at the former DuPont plant near Parkersburg, W.Va., and Belpre, Ohio.