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Toledo Blade: Trump’s Nuclear, Coal Bailout Plan Draws Comparisons to Socialism

June 8, 2018 President Trump’s Nuclear, Coal Bailout Plan Draws Comparisons to Socialism From Critics By Tom Henry The Trump Administration’s plan to bail out the beleaguered nuclear and coal industries continues to draw sharp reaction from critics, with activists now claiming it will cost Americans as much as $34 billion more a year for

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Energywire: Green Groups Push FirstEnergy on Decommissioning Funding

June 7, 2018 Green Groups Push FirstEnergy on Decommissioning Funding By Jeffrey Tomich A coalition of environmental groups is urging regulators to take enforcement action against FirstEnergy Corp. and bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions on the grounds that the companies have inadequate funding set aside to meet nuclear decommissioning requirements for reactors in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The

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Midwest Energy News: Illinois bills for solar on farmland await governor’s signature

by Kari Lyderson A trio of bills awaiting the governor’s signature in Illinois is the latest development in preparing the state for an expected massive influx of solar energy development sparked by the state’s 2016 Future Energy Jobs Act. The bills seek to standardize and codify requirements and expectations for large-scale ground-mounted solar installations being built

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PJM capacity auction shows First Energy’s nuclear plants aren’t needed

FirstEnergy critics say PJM auction shows its nuclear plants aren’t needed The bankrupt company’s three Ohio nuclear plants failed to clear PJM’s capacity auction despite higher prices. The failure of FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants to clear a regional capacity auction supports the case for closing them, critics said. Regional grid operator PJM announced the

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