Ohio Greens urge rejection of FirstEnergy deal

From Green Party Watch, posted December 10, 2015:

ohioThe Green Party of Ohio is urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio “to reject the deal with FirstEnergy that provides the energy company with income guarantees regarding the operation of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant and the W.H. Sammis coal-fired plant,” the party said.

The Ohio Greens said the “end result of this deal would be increased electric rates for 2 million Ohio customers of FirstEnergy, as they pay extra to subsidize plants that cannot compete on the open market any longer.”

Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Joe DeMare said in a statement, “PUCO’s mission statement says it exists to ensure ‘safe and reliable utility services at fair prices, while facilitating an environment that that provides competitive choices.’ This deal fails on every count. … If the PUCO approves this, it will have betrayed the public in order to benefit FirstEnergy.”

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