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Electricity Bills Needlessly High

August 9, 2013

Millions of Ohioans are being ripped off on their electricity bills — but not necessarily by utility companies. Blame the “green” community and a politically correct state government for the cost....

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Aug-11-13 8:32 PM

perhaps nuclear should be looked at again. It is the cheapest way to make electric.

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Aug-10-13 11:05 PM

Ohio helped elect the idiot in chief. They will continue to reap those benefits!

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Aug-09-13 8:27 PM

WVUGEO fails to mention that the price of coal is down about 16%. Surprise, Surprise, like ordinary consumers, electric utilities shop for the best price for fuel. Wonder what they will do when domestic coal is no longer a fuel option??

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Aug-09-13 5:39 PM

First Energy will be closing 5 plants in the region (Rueters FACTBOX-U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut). That will have to be made up somehow!

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Aug-09-13 11:05 AM

Randazzo: Since you mentioned nat gas, substituting shale gas for Coal is already counterproductive and results in more expensive electricity. Spot prices for nat gas are about a dollar more per million Btu's now than they were a year ago; and, especially in the midwest, keeping in mind that power companies can "dispatch" more or less electricity from various of their power plants, more electricity is now being preferentially dispatched from Coal-fired power plants than gas-fired plants because of Coal's lower Btu cost. Coal now has a significantly greater percentage of the power generation market than it did just one year ago. The price of shale gas won't do anything but go up, especially in light of shale gas wells' steep production decline rates. And, of course, except in very special geographic locations/circumstances, with high relief for hydro generation, expanses of desert for solar, or lots of wind, generating electricity from "renewables" is economic nonse

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Aug-09-13 10:16 AM

idliketoknow, the freeloaders sure are a noisy bunch, aren't they? And not one "thank you taxpayers for all the welfare" from a single one of them. Apparently laziness and lack of manners correlate.

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Aug-09-13 9:52 AM

Well Trollslayer, why wouldn't they vote for him? Most of the votes were driven by the promise of government assistance, people who don't actually have to pay an electric bill! The good folks who do? Drowned out by the freeloaders.

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Aug-09-13 9:41 AM

The Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee, Chaired by Willliam Seitz, is presently looking at the 2008 mandates to determine if reform is needed in view of developments (such as a plentiful supply of natural gas) since the mandates were adopted. The Committee's open and transparent process has been saluted by all stakeholders. Electric consumers concerned about the hidden taxes that these mandates force into their electricity bills have a present opportunity to help the General Assembly "do the right thing". Completing the work on Senate Bill 58 can make our electric supply more reliable and less expensive. If you want change, our system calls on citizens to do more than read editorials.

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Aug-09-13 9:19 AM

Clueless, we're waiting for you to install solar panels and windmills, get off the grid, and show us how it's done. Because all the green babble posted from coal-fired electricity-powered computers makes you greenies look like hypocrites.

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Aug-09-13 8:37 AM

Power companies will never build green energy generating stations as long as they can pass off the costs of purchasing it to the customerskeeping their profits the same. The law should make the power companies generate green energy not purchase it.

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Aug-09-13 4:33 AM

Hey Ohio. Elections have consequences. Keep repeating that to yourself as you write that bigger check to the electric company every month.

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