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In ‘Deepening Industry Decline,’ 2 Coal-Fired Electricity Plants in Ohio Will Close Next Year

Reuters: Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, said in an emailed statement that it planned to close the J.M. […]

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Ohio Utility, ‘Once Hopeful and Confident’ on Coal, Dials Back Its Expectations

Darren Sweeney for SNL: Once hopeful and confident about the prospects of receiving an income guarantee for more than 2,000 MW of coal-fired generation in Ohio, Dayton Power and Light Co. pivoted to retiring and selling coal capacity to advance its new, six-year electric security plan. The AES Corp. subsidiary filed a settlement agreement Jan. […]

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Two Ohio Coal Plants Slated for Retirement

Dan Testa for SNL: Dayton Power and Light Co. will retire two coal plants and develop wind and solar projects under a proposal submitted to Ohio regulators Jan. 30. Under the agreement with key intervenors, AES Corp. subsidiary DP&L will retire the coal-fired 2,308-MW J.M. Stuart and the 600-MW Killen Station plants in June 2018, […]

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IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

Saving the Petersburg Generating Station Would Cost Indianapolis Power & Light Ratepayers $80 Million. It’s Not Worth It.

Indianapolis Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of Virginia-based AES Corp. that provides electricity to almost a half million people in central Indiana, isn’t known for always doing right by its ratepayers. A spectacular case in point is the company’s current campaign to get the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to allow what in essence is […]

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Institutional Investors Are Walking Away From Ohio Utility Companies That Insist on Coal

Institutional Investors Are Walking Away From Ohio Utility Companies That Insist on Coal

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Divestment From One Fund Alone

Utilities in Ohio and West Virginia clinging stubbornly to coal-fired power plants for electricity generation are finding the strategy backfiring in a way they might not have anticipated. Some of the world’s biggest investors are saying no thank you to enterprises so deeply—and dangerously—attached to coal. They include Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, or GPFG, […]

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In Puerto Rico, AES Corp. Gets Away With a Coal-Ash Mess That Wouldn’t be Tolerated in the States

In Puerto Rico, AES Corp. Gets Away With a Coal-Ash Mess That Wouldn’t be Tolerated in the States

Power Plant Dust Blows Through Dozens of Communities

Sometimes I wonder if the peculiar political status of Puerto Rico results in especially bad behavior by some of the outside corporations that do business here. Take AES Corp, a Fortune 500 company that promotes itself as a benevolent leader in the global power-generation industry. AES, which is based in Arlington, Va., just across the […]

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