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FirstEnergy turns off lightbulb program
Will talk with state regulators

Karen Schaefer
FirstEnergy had planned to send residential customers a pair of compact flourescent lightbulbs for a cost of more than 21-dollars over 3-years
Courtesy of US EPA
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FirstEnergy has agreed to put on hold its plan to distribute energy-saving lightbulbs to customers and then charge for them.
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First Energy, shame on you. I can only equate this to stealing a persons wallet as they lay on the ground bleeding to death instead of helping them to the hospital. UNBELIEVABLE CONDUCT DURING A RECESSION.

Corporate greed has become so disgusting and commonplace that it overshadows outside attempts by terrorist to destroy America. If you want to destroy a country attack the financial capability of its middle class society.

Good Job First Energy and the rest of Corporate America, you've proven to the world that you hate this country. Outsource our jobs, raise our interest rates, increase our health insurance, raise the price of gas to ridiculous rates, take our tax money to bail yourselves out as a result of the stupid decisions you made, take even more of our tax money to pay your goonies bonus, lay us off then hire us back at even lower wages. Go to Washington DC and derail every attempt legislators make to help the middle class, then blame the middle class for the fact that you will have to sell your private jet.

Corporate America your making this too easy for countries that hate us. You are all like pigs at the trough.

Posted by: Tony (Wichita) on October 11, 2009 2:11PM
First Energy must think their customers are a bunch of dim bulbs. Two things should happen here: The person who crafted this plan for maximizing First Energy's profit should be called out and identified, secondly, the PUCO should be called to task for being asleep at the switch and not asking the right questions, seemingly they approved the concept, but that's as far as their interest went. I was a customer of another utility three years ago and they distributed a single CFL bulb to their customers for free. Much more proactive in energy conservation than First Energy!!!

Posted by: Lee (Kent) on October 10, 2009 10:38PM
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