A spokesman for the Akron-based electricity company, FirstEnergy Corp., confirmed yesterday that the company has abandoned its lobbying campaign that was aimed at persuading lawmakers to pass a measure that would freeze efficiency standards at existing levels and cancel annual increases that are part of the state’s energy efficiency standards, The Plain Dealer reports (See the Nov. 28, 2012, blog – “FirstEnergy Corp. pushes the General Assembly to freeze Ohio’s energy efficiency requirements”). For more, read the full story.