$300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties $300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties
Coal ash is contaminating groundwater in at least 22 states, utility reports show Coal ash is contaminating groundwater in at least 22 states, utility reports show
Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need
State weighs huge solar farm proposal today Credit: Kristian Buus / Creative Commons
Featured Story Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

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Victory Consumers score a victory on Dayton Power & Light fixed rate charge

Consumers score a victory on Dayton Power & Light fixed rate charge

COLUMBUS — Dayton Power & Light customers will not have to pay a $13 monthly fixed rate or customer charge on their bills, thanks to a settlement reached among the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and consumer and environmental advocates on June 22. The charge will increase to $7 per month, but […]

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$300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

$300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties

COLUMBUS — “Work has started on a long-awaited wind project for Hardin and Logan counties. Innogy, a German-based renewable energy company, said today that construction will start this spring on the $300-million project that will place 72 turbines in the counties. The project will be operational by the end of 2020. […]

Coal ash is contaminating groundwater in at least 22 states, utility reports show
Coal / Coal Ash

Coal ash is contaminating groundwater in at least 22 states, utility reports show

So far, utilities have acknowledged the presence of enough health-harming contaminants like arsenic to trigger cleanup rules at 70 coal-fired power plant sites WASHINGTON, DC — “This new national picture of coal ash contamination has emerged in part because the environmental groups Earthjustice and Environmental Integrity Project, with others, have combed through utility […]

Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need
AEP / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need

Ohio regulators will rule on the need for the largest-yet solar energy project proposed in the state COLUMBUS — “Ohio regulators began hearing evidence this week to decide the fate of American Electric Power’s proposal for 400 megawatts of solar energy in Appalachian Ohio. If approved, the combined project in Highland County would […]

Credit: Kristian Buus / Creative Commons
Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

State weighs huge solar farm proposal today

COLUMBUS — “At stake is an AEP proposal to build 400 megawatts of solar power, generated across two solar panel farms, in Highland County, south of Clinton County. The utility wants to develop a total of 900 megawatts of renewable energy production in Ohio. AEP contends the project would be a […]

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Coal

EPA proposal would put federal mercury rules on shakier legal ground

Changing how benefits are calculated could undercut the justification for mercury standards and other rules. WASHINGTON, DC — “The Environmental Protection Agency announced Dec. 27 that it would leave the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rules in place. However, new number-crunching would undermine the justification for the rule. What would the […]

Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants
Coal / Energy

Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants

Wind, solar and natural gas become more cost-competitive, driving shift to new energy sources MERRILLVILLE, IN — “Northern Indiana Public Service, part of NiSource Inc., concluded that phasing out coal sooner was worth it because it would move the company to what is becoming a cheaper source of power, and […]

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissionsthroughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so. That followed some big steps by Consumers Energy in Michigan and NIPSCO in Indiana, which issued plans to shut down coal-fired […]

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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018
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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy

From wind power maintenance to energy efficiency upgrades, clean energy job opportunities outnumber fossil fuel work in much of the rural Midwest NEW YORK, NY — “Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape in the rural Midwest, and with them have come jobs, income for farmers and […]