Posts by Emmett Pepper

Emmett Pepper

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Newsletter article Emmett Pepper February 13, 2018
FirstEnergy Ends Bid to Sell Pleasants Plant
In a notice filed Monday, Feb. 5, with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, FirstEnergy Corp. stated that it will stop fighting to transfer ownership of the Pleasants Power Plant to Monongahela Power and Potomac Edison, FirstEnergy’s West Virginia utilities. This is a major win for the 530,000 Mon Power and Potomac Edison consumers in West Virginia. This deal was bad from the beginning and the extensive evidence presented at the PSC proceeding made clear that the proposed transfer would benefit FirstEnergy and hurt West Virginians struggling to survive in today’s economy. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter article Emmett Pepper November 25, 2017
Surprise Fight at the PSC Over Appalachian Power Energy Efficiency Programs
In a surprise move, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff proposed to stop all energy efficiency programs in the state. The Staff based their recommendations on a method of assessing cost-effectiveness that no other state utilizes. It did not take into account the benefits to people who participate in energy efficiency programs, only the benefits to those who do not. We need your help to protect energy efficiency in West Virginia! Contact the PSC today to ask to Commissioners to keep and expand AEP's energy efficiency programs. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Citizen Action Group Blog Emmett Pepper November 7, 2017
Charleston’s ordinance directed at homeless panhandling
On Monday, November 6, 2017, nine council members* from Charleston, West Virginia, City Council introduced a bill to change how soliciting works in Charleston. The bill is directed at a perceived homeless problem in Charleston, and so-called “aggressive panhandling.” WV Citizen Action Group has some concerns about this law. Stay tuned in this space for our specific comments. In the meantime, you can read the proposed ordinance here. More
Issues: Civil JusticeDiscriminationInequality
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