Surveyed economists condemned the fact that coal plant owners have so far reaped $153 million under the historically corrupt House Bill 6, as well as the plants’ climate impacts.
OHIO: FirstEnergy argues in a class action suit that House Bill 6, the power plant bailout law at the center of a corruption scandal, protects the utility from ratepayer lawsuits. (Energy News Network / Eye on Ohio) PIPELINES: • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer withdraws a federal lawsuit seeking to shut down the Line 5 pipeline […]
But a complete repeal is needed as a minimum to undo the bill’s gutting of the clean energy standards, advocates say.
GEOTHERMAL: A Minnesota school is part of a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities pursuing geothermal district energy systems to help meet long-term emission-reduction targets. (Energy News Network) OHIO: Federal regulators will require FirstEnergy to refund customers after an audit found the utility didn’t properly track $71 million it spent on lobbying for House […]
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: • General Motors formally announces a $7 billion investment in two Michigan cities where it will build electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facilities and create up to 4,000 jobs. (Bridge Michigan) • A newly created state economic development fund provided the Detroit-based automaker with $824 million in grants and incentives for the projects. […]