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FirstEnergy to defend light bulb program later this month
Customers don't understand why they have to pay more to save energy
by WKSU's KAREN SCHAEFER


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Karen Schaefer
 
FirstEnergy recently built an energy-efficient building at its west campus, but the company is asking residential customers to pay for their own energy savings
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How many electric utility customers does it take to screw in a light bulb? For one Ohio utility the answer seems to be nearly two-million. That's how many residential customers Akron-based FirstEnergy Corporation wants to send a pair of energy-efficient bulbs " and then charge nearly three times what they cost.
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