Electric bills

The Ohio House will begin to hold hearings on a possible repeal of a sweeping energy bill that bailed out nuclear power plants, among several other things. Supporters and opponents of the law, which is now at the center of a federal bribery investigation, are fighting over what the final cost would be on electric bills.

Cleveland Public Power isn’t raising its rates — yet, officials say.

The heads of Mayor Frank Jackson’s public utilities department on Tuesday briefed city council members on a scathing consultant review of CPP’s operations, a discussion that kicked off a series of hearings on the electric service.

Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) says he's considering taking legal action to stall the billion dollar nuclear power plant bailout as legislators consider a possible repeal to the law that created the subsidies.

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Environmental advocates say the Senate’s new energy plan is taking Ohio in the wrong direction when it comes to emerging energy sources and innovations. That plan would likely bail out two nuclear power plants through new charges on electric bills.

The latest proposal would create a new 85-cent fee on monthly electric bills, with most of the money going to nuclear. It also subsidizes coal plants through a $1.50 fee.

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The Illuminating Company

Cleveland residents who are customers of The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company will receive their electricity from a new supplier in June, meaning cheaper rates.

Cleveland City Council approved a deal this week with the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, an energy aggregator commonly known as NOPEC.