Energy & Environment

FirstEnergy touts openness, critic questions it

The Ohio power company at the heart of a historic scandal has taken steps in recent months to move on from it.  Akron-based FirstEnergy conducted...

Never needed? Senate president predicts little opposition to nuclear bailout repeal

A billion-dollar nuclear subsidy was the subject of an intense fight in 2019 and great controversy since. But the president of the Ohio Senate...

DeWine refuses to explain aide’s role in bailout scandal

If you asked most people to start up a dark money group and then funnel more than $1 million through it and into another...

DeWine aide’s organization was link to now-guilty dark money group

Dan McCarthy, a top aide to Gov. Mike DeWine, hasn't explained what he thought the point was of the millions funneling through a dark...

Legislation seeks to provide internet access in unserved areas of Ohio

Ohio legislators are making quick work on the issue of broadband expansion so far in 2021, with the goal of providing internet access to...

Did PUCO play a corrupt role in HB 6? Utility regulator...

Two environmental groups last week formally asked Ohio's utility regulator to take a number of steps in relation to a massive bribery scandal. One...

Scandal-ridden FirstEnergy agrees to give up new upcharge

Scandal-ridden FirstEnergy agrees to give up new upcharge

Biden to pause new oil and gas leases on public lands...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed a host of executive orders on climate Wednesday that will put a hold on new oil and gas...

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas reductions during a...

DeWine won’t commit to putting consumer advocate on utility commission

Last week, as he rejected a list of four possible nominees to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said he might...
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