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IEEFA Ohio: Damn Tradition, Bailouts Are Where It’s At



Audacious and Onerous: FirstEnergy Piles Insult Onto Billions of Dollars in Injury by Threatening to Move Its Headquarters From Akron

Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always thought investor-owned electric utilities were set up to provide power to consumers who paid for what they got.    In states where electricity is deregulated, utility companies compete for customers—just like any other business does. And in states where utilities are regulated, public-utility commissions determine how rates are set […]

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IEEFA Update: A Snapshot Map of the Global Energy Transition


IEEFA Update: A Snapshot Map of the Global Energy Transition


Momentum in the Face of Resistance by the Forces of the Status Quo

The snapshot map of the world here shows in a handful of new anecdotal markers the global transition to a new electricity-generation economy gaining ground even as status-quo interests dig in, so to speak.   The fight for “self-bonding,” the coal-industry promise to set aside ample funds for cleanup costs, grows weaker with word last week that the […]

August 23, 2016 Read More →
A Case of  a Community Dealing Constructively With Its Loss of Coal-Industry Revenues


A Case of a Community Dealing Constructively With Its Loss of Coal-Industry Revenues


Where Local and State Leaders Got Ahead of the Curve and Tapped Alternative Revenue to Keep Schools Going, and Where Solar Investment Is Creating New Jobs

Not everything always has to to go from bad to worse. A little money can make a difference. This week’s news that officials in Tonawanda, N.Y., had settled for a very low tax-payment adjustment from owners of the retired Huntley coal plant means an enormous loss in revenues to the city, the town and the […]

August 12, 2016 Read More →

IEEFA Europe: New Blueprints by Energy Giants RWE and E.ON Face Market Test

Strategies That Raise Questions About the Future of Two Legacy Companies 


In reporting annual first-half results this week, Europe’s two biggest utilities offered some hints as strategies in which they have created new units to separate newer energy assets from older ones. At both E.ON and RWE, the newest energy units are built around renewable power, grid networks and retail sales, separate from fossil fuel energy […]

August 12, 2016 Read More →
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