Ohio’s electric co-ops urge EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the comment period coming to a close today on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, Tony Ahern, president and CEO of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives and Buckeye Power, made the following statement: “The EPA’s Clean Power Plan threatens affordable and […]

Additional EPA comment time requested

The complexity of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions proposals and the volumes of supporting documents led Buckeye Power to send a formal request asking the agency to allow more time for interested parties to comment. The EPA released its proposal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric generating sources and also released […]

EPA mandate will impact co-op members

The proposal of new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants has Ohio’s electric cooperatives deeply concerned about the potential financial impact to their more than 380,000 members and the reliability of the electrical system if these proposed rules go into effect. With a national goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent […]

Buckeye Power submits comments on flawed EPA regulatory proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules for limiting the greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. The comment period for concerned groups and individuals to express their views on the proposal recently came to a close. Buckeye Power, the generation-and-transmission cooperative serving the 25 member-owned distribution cooperatives operating in Ohio, submitted comments pointing out […]