Archive for October, 2011

New Report on Southwest Ohio aggregation shows competition providing savings to consumers
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

New Report on Southwest Ohio aggregation shows competition providing savings to consumers

Potential savings for Cincinnati residents nearly $20 million CINCINNATI – A new report by Ohio Citizen Action shows that ballot measures authorizing Greater Cincinnati local governments to negotiate group buying rates have passed by wide margins and produced significant savings for residential and small business consumers in those communities. In […]

New report highlights mercury pollution impacts on ecosystems
Coal

New report highlights mercury pollution impacts on ecosystems

WASHINGTON, DC — “According to the report, emissions of mercury to the air (and subsequent deposition) are now the primary source of mercury pollution to the Great Lakes region. Twenty-six percent of mercury deposition in Canada and the continental United States is from the Great Lakes region, with the highest […]

Fight for PUCO records continues
AEP / Energy

Fight for PUCO records continues

COLUMBUS — “A battle over public records related to an electricity-rate increase is now in the hands of an administrative law judge, while Attorney General Mike DeWine is considering his options if the issue goes to court. The judge, an employee of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, is reviewing […]

State wants refinery shut down for odors
Good Neighbor Campaigns

State wants refinery shut down for odors

COLUMBUS — “The state is taking steps to temporarily close an East Side refinery again, just 20 days after officials made a similar request. The Ohio attorney general’s office and the state Environmental Protection Agency filed a request yesterday with Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland H. Hale to shut […]

Impact Cincinnati: Energy aggregation
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Impact Cincinnati: Energy aggregation

CINCINNATI — “Next month voters will decide whether Cincinnati can aggregate, or combine energy customers within the city, to purchase retail electric and natural gas services. The bulk buying power of aggregation can reduce costs, but some say it shifts choice from the consumer to the city. Guests include: Coal […]

Northeast Ohioans petition to stop buying coal power
Coal / FirstEnergy

Northeast Ohioans petition to stop buying coal power

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) was founded in 2001 as a way for citizens to decide where we get our energy. Today, NOPEC represents 126 communities and 500,000 residential customers across nine counties in buying natural gas and electricity.  In the past, NOPEC bought electricity from companies whose […]

A difficult path for clean coal
Coal

A difficult path for clean coal

CANTON — “Despite years of promises, no carbon sequestration plants are in operation in the U.S. Anne Glausser reports on the difficult path for clean coal. BUCHANAN: ‘The idea of clean coal has always been a way for the coal industry to try to prop itself up. Sandy Buchanan is […]

FirstEnergy Solution’s ‘Citizens for Lower Electric Bills’ mailer supports Cincinnati Issue 44
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Solution’s ‘Citizens for Lower Electric Bills’ mailer supports Cincinnati Issue 44

New Google map reveals U.S. geothermal resources 10 times greater than coal
Coal / Energy

New Google map reveals U.S. geothermal resources 10 times greater than coal

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — “Google is searching for a way to make the U.S. more energy efficient and energy independent. As part of that effort, the Mountain View, California-based company’s philanthropic arm, ‘Google.org,’ on Tuesday published a new Google Earth map of the geothermal resources in the continental United States, […]

AEP / Energy

Marietta council opposes AEP ‘cap’

Worried it may limit electricity purchased at lower rates MARIETTA — ” City Council on Wednesday passed a resolution of opposition to “the capping of electric switching rates” by American Electric Power. The legislation, protesting an AEP proposal they believe would effectively limit the amount of electric load that can […]