Archive for February 2nd, 2017

A mountaintop removal mine site in Southern West Virginia in 2009. Credit: CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail file photo - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170201/congress-moves-to-reject-obama-mining-rule-changes#sthash.swIQfgcy.dpuf
Coal

Congress moves to reject Obama mining rule changes

WASHINGTON, DC — “Congress on Wednesday evening was headed toward fairly quick action to reject a late-term effort by the Obama administration to replace a controversial stream ‘buffer zone’ rule with a collection of requirements that coal operators better monitor water quality, try to avoid damage to streams, and improve […]

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife
Coal

After decades of decreases, mercury rises in Great Lakes wildlife

Scientists are seeing an uptick of the legacy toxic in Great Lakes fish and birds. Warming waters are the suspected culprit. More coal will make it worse. SAULT STE. MARIE, MI — “Toxic mercury is once again increasing in some Great Lakes fish and birds after decades of consistent, promising […]

Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio Senate president wants an energy policy that can last a decade, giving businesses certainty

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s Senate leader wants to create energy policy that can last the next 10 years. Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, said at an energy forum hosted by Vorys Advisors that remaking Ohio’s energy market is one of the key issues for the legislature in the next two years, […]

Gas industry, manufacturers push back on efforts to re-regulate Ohio electricity markets
Energy

Gas industry, manufacturers push back on efforts to re-regulate Ohio electricity markets

COLUMBUS — “Ohio electric customers could lose billions in savings each year if the state’s electric generation market moved back to monopoly power, researchers and others stressed earlier this week at a conference in Columbus. ‘Going forward, there’s about $3 billion in savings that will be realized in Ohio each […]

cebreaker Windpower, Inc., the new company created to build the pilot wind farm project in the lake, has filed an exhaustive formal application with the Ohio Power Siting Board. The application is the culmination of more than a decade of planning that began with an idea from the Cleveland Foundation in 2003, became the work of a citizens' committee overseen by Cuyahoga County in 2005, and for the past seven years the focus of the non-profit Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (Plain Dealer file )
Energy

LEEDCo’s IceBreaker lake wind farm files for state permit

CLEVELAND — “Icebreaker Windpower, Inc., the company created by Fred. Olsen Renewables, USA, to build a pilot wind farm in Lake Erie, has filed formal applications with the Ohio Power Siting Board. The company is proposing to build a demonstration six-turbine wind farm in the lake about 8 to 10 […]