Archive for January, 2012

Packed crowd wants 100% renewable power in Cincinnati’s aggregation contracts
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Packed crowd wants 100% renewable power in Cincinnati’s aggregation contracts

CINCINNATI — On Election Day last November, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly approved Issues 44 and 45, authorizing the city to negotiate group buying rates for electricity and natural gas — and provide savings to residents and small businesses. The process requires the city to hold two public hearings on the plan. […]

Coal plants drop off the map
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Coal plants drop off the map

Each year 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will NOT be dumped into our air and water (…)

Cleveland’s recycling goal is too low
Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland’s recycling goal is too low

CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District tracks how much garbage gets thrown away every year, including what goes to landfills and what gets composted or recycled. The most recent year reported is 2010. The county as a whole recycled 27.93% of its waste. The City of Cleveland recycled […]

Ohio power plant closing may help Lake Erie’s fish
Coal / FirstEnergy

Ohio power plant closing may help Lake Erie’s fish

TOLEDO — “Environmentalists and charter fishing captains expect Lake Erie’s fish population to climb with the closing of coal-burning units at a Ohio power plant near the mouth of the lake’s biggest tributary. The plant, which is being shut down by its operator because of new air pollution rules, sucks […]

Cleveland Incinerator

Opponents of gasification facility protest at Cleveland city hall

CLEVELAND — “As opponents of Cleveland’s proposed gasification plant took their protest to city hall Monday night, one city councilman predicted the project won’t happen. ‘I predict tonight that this is never going to happen,’ Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins said, ‘because of the financing, but the more people learn […]

Clevelanders to gather on steps of City Hall tonight, to urge City Council:  “Don’t approve one more penny for proposed garbage incinerator”
Cleveland Incinerator

Clevelanders to gather on steps of City Hall tonight, to urge City Council: “Don’t approve one more penny for proposed garbage incinerator”

WHERE:  Front steps of Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland WHEN:  Monday, January 30, Press conference will begin at 6:30 p.m.  People will gather with signs at 6:15 p.m. (City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.) WHO: Neighbors of the proposed incinerator,  leaders of Cleveland’s major environmental and public […]

Sandy Bihn: ”A moment I’ll never forget”
Coal / FirstEnergy

Sandy Bihn: ”A moment I’ll never forget”

OREGON — Sandy Bihn, Executive Director of Lake Erie Waterkeeper, has lived on the shores of the Maumee Bay since 1987.  She has devoted her life to protecting the lake, and the people who depend on the lake for their livelihoods, recreation and drinking water. Sandy’s persistent investigation of the […]

Hearing tonight on city electric, gas buying plans
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy

Hearing tonight on city electric, gas buying plans

CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati City Council will hold the first of two public hearings tonight on the city’s plan to form buying pools to seek lower electric and gas rates for residents. The hearing before council’s Budget and Finance Committee will be held at 6 p.m. at city hall. A second […]

Editorial: Healthy option
Coal / FirstEnergy

Editorial: Healthy option

AKRON — “What deserves emphasis is the reason behind the closings, the Clean Air Act placing the national priority on public health. Mercury is a neurotoxin, science revealing its capacity to cause developmental problems for children, not to mention contributing, along with other toxic pollutants, to heart disease, asthma, cancer […]

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio: editorial
Coal / FirstEnergy

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio: editorial

CLEVELAND — “The EPA should be more deliberative in rolling out regulations that disproportionately affect coal states, with adjustment assistance to the communities most affected. The EPA’s draft rules on the temperature of water discharges by power plants are expected by the end of the summer, with final rules on […]