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Is Your Power Company Fighting in Court Against Safeguards From Mercury and ...
Last week marked the deadline for lawsuits to challenge EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants.
Electricity marketers pitch alternatives to AEP's rates
Electricity competition has made its big, and sometimes dizzying, debut in central Ohio, raising questions for consumers about how to choose among the options. As of Friday, five companies were selling electricity contracts to households in the region ...
AEP shuts Texas Oklaunion coal plant for planned work
May 14 American Electric Power Co Inc shut its 670-megawatt Oklaunion coal-fired power unit in Texas on Monday for routine maintenance and repairs, the company told the state pollution regulators in a report.
Power providers in nasty faceoff
The colorful ad, running in central Ohio, is part of an increasingly bitter rivalry between American Electric Power and FirstEnergy.
Even in Coal Country, the Fight for an Industry
American Electric Power, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, is proposing a $1 billion retrofit to allow the plant to continue burning coal and has asked Kentucky regulators to approve a 30 percent increase in electricity rates to pay for the work. But ...
Meet the Canadian billionaire who's giving it all away
As past president of eBay Inc., and its first full-time employee, he became a billionaire when the iconic online auction house went public in 1998, leaving three years later to put his new fortune - and creative energy - to good use.
The Backbone of the Electric System: A Legacy of Coal and the Challenge of ...
Utility companies were able to interconnect multiple plants, allowing the most efficient plants to deliver power to a wide area, provide backup power, and further reduce electricity costs. The use of coal for electric generation expanded rapidly to ...
Electric Clams Pave The Way For Turning The Human Body Into A Power Plant
"What we are doing is significantly different from getting electricity for a car," says project lead Evgeny Katz.
How Can We Cope with the Dirty Water from Fracking?
The nation's oil and gas wells produce at least nine billion liters of contaminated water per day, according to an Argonne National Laboratory report.
Once Made in China: Jobs Trickle Back to US Plants
Yet the return of some production to the U.S. by Whirlpool and scores of other companies isn't creating a huge number of jobs.