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Northern District Bankruptcy Judge Alan M. Koschik has rejected a FirstEnergy Solutions plan to offer generous bonuses to selected nuclear power plant workers -- none... [Read More]
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The nearly two-decade campaign to build wind turbines in Lake Erie is headed into what could be contentious hearings at the Ohio Power Siting Board.... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy's efforts to shed itself of future financial responsibilities connected to its power plant subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions and the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. got closer... [Read More]
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The FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. has still not convinced a bankruptcy judge its proposed $100 million bonus package for unidentified chosen nuclear plant workers meets... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy Solutions has cancelled its Sept. 6 auction to sell off its retail customer contracts after no bidders showed up last week to challenge a... [Read More]
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The plan by FirstEnergy Solutions to sell off its retail power contracts to the highest bidder has been preliminarily approved by the bankruptcy court. FES... [Read More]
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The Veterans Memorial Bridge, a once forgotten symbol of Cleveland's muscular industrial beginnings, became a family destination on a warm Saturday this weekend. The county's... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. has targeted 991 of its 2,300 workers to receive bonuses if they agree to stay until each reactor is shutdown over... [Read More]
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Cuyahoga County's efforts to develop a solar farm on a portion of the former Brooklyn landfill are about to pay off. The last of more... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy Solutions, the power plant and electric sales arm of FirstEnergy Corp., is still seeking new customers and telling state regulators it intends to service... [Read More]
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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $10.75 million grant to Case Western Reserve University to create an "Energy Frontier Research Center" focusing on... [Read More]
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The staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board has recommended the state allow the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. to build a six-turbine wind project... [Read More]
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About 83 percent, or 500, of the 600 FirstEnergy Corp. employees offered enriched early retirements have accepted and will begin leaving in August. Most are... [Read More]
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As many as 600 FirstEnergy employees who provide corporate support services, including human resources, information technology, legal, communications and government affairs have been offered enhanced... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. intends to shut down its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant by May 31, 2020, and decommission the reactor over the coming decades.... [Read More]
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A coalition of four consumer and environmental groups led by the Midwest-based Environmental Law and Policy Center are today arguing that the investment trust funds... [Read More]
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FirstEnergy Solutions is seeking permission from bankruptcy court to give "retention" bonuses to nuclear reactor operators and "key" managers but nothing to unionized employees at... [Read More]
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Unless the United States embraces advanced-energy technologies, including new technologies to generate, store and distribute electricity, the nation's competitive manufacturing abilities and its military superiority... [Read More]
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Are you one of the potentially thousands of unsecured creditors in the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy case? Now there is an easy-to-use website to keep up... [Read More]
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President Trump has ordered the Department of Energy to somehow use emergency federal authority to prevent the closing of old noncompetitive coal and nuclear power... [Read More]
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