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Past articles by Tom:

Nuclear power giant Exelon wants to build a wind farm in Ohio

The Chicago-based power company wants to build a 200-megawatt wind farm in Ohio. It would be its first in the state. → Read More

Columbus beats 6 other cities to win $50M Smart City Challenge

Columbus has won a contest that “could completely change the American city."" → Read More

AEP Ohio seeks developers for large-scale solar energy projects

The utility is soliciting information from companies interested in partnering with the utility's Ohio subsidiary on building solar projects in the state. → Read More

AEP says Pennsylvania regulators' concerns about income-guarantee case 'misguided'

Energy regulators in Pennsylvania say they're "concerned" about income-guarantee proposals by American Electric Power Company Inc. and FirstEnergy Corp. → Read More

Sierra Club urges supporters to write letters in support of AEP plan

The awkward alliance between the Sierra Club and American Electric Power Company Inc. has reached a new level. → Read More

Chesapeake Energy, Ohio's No. 1 driller, is no longer drilling here

Two years ago, Chesapeake Energy Corp. executives were sky-high on the potential of their massive swath of land in eastern Ohio, drilling more wells than anyone else. Fast forward to today and there no longer are any of the company's rigs operating in the Utica shale play, Chesapeake said Wednesday when it disclosed 2015 financial results. → Read More

Ohio State energy privatization moving toward final stage

Ohio State officials said there's enough interest to move toward the next step: a request for proposals. → Read More

CEO channels Bernie Sanders in opposing AEP and FirstEnergy plans

“Bern runs around and he talks about how the game is rigged,” the CEO says. “The middle class is getting screwed. And quite honestly, folks, that’s how I feel about these PPAs. These only exist for Wall Street.” → Read More

FirstEnergy takes on Dynegy in unusual Twitter battle

The Akron utility is taking to Twitter to fight back against claims made by Dynegy and a power group. → Read More

Ohio's biggest driller says it's not planning for bankruptcy

Shares for Chesapeake Energy stock halted in trading after a report the company hired a restructuring firm. → Read More

AEP considering striking back with TV ads to fight opponents' campaign

AEP is considering airing ads to counter a new TV and radio campaign against its income-guarantee plan. With about a month left until Ohio energy regulators are expected to decide on the case, both sides of the issue are doubling down to influence the public and policymakers. → Read More

Rival power companies launch TV ads against AEP, FirstEnergy income-guarantee plans

The 30-second ads try to boil down the complicated issue involving coal-fired power plants into something the average Ohioan might understand. → Read More

Renewable energy charges to show up on AEP bills

All Ohio utilities must disclose costs as part of a freeze on the state's renewable energy standards. → Read More

Wal-Mart: AEP Ohio income guarantee 'a bad bargain that can't be undone'

American Electric Power Company Inc. has won over a lot of new friends in its Ohio income-guarantee case, but it still has a powerful opponent. → Read More

Sierra Club chief on 'painful' decision to partner with coal-burning AEP

The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign is the San Francisco group’s largest in its history, and it has worked out deals with utilities before. But last month it settled with AEP, a company with a reputation for relying on coal. → Read More

Kasich: Ohio will go back to 'unpalatable' renewable energy standards if legislators try to gut them

Kasich touted the future of battery storage, but said in the meantime the state is open to solar and wind power. → Read More

Could AEP move if it doesn't get its income guarantee?

“I spent 90 percent of my time talking to investors about this generation in Ohio," CEO Nick Akins said. “And after awhile, it sort of gets old.”" → Read More

New use for coal? Battelle finding new ways to extract rare minerals

Inside coal are key – and expensive – components used to make parts of cell-phone batteries, magnets and wind turbines. But so far it’s too expensive to get those minerals out without breaking the bank. → Read More

Power company CEOs lobby legislators to fight AEP and FirstEnergy income guarantees

Chief executives from four power companies are at the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday to let legislators and Gov. John Kasich's staff know their issues with income-guarantee plans from two electric utilities. → Read More

900 megawatts of wind and solar power could be coming to Ohio – but no one knows how much it will cost ratepayers

Neither party involved in the deal that sparked the project knows how much it would cost. → Read More