Archive for December 19th, 2017

Denver-based SunShare switched on projects in Montrose and Waverly, Minn., pictured, in the past two weeks. Both serve residential customers (credit: SunShare).
Solar Energy

Minnesota’s solar garden program takes off in 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “Minnesota’s Community Solar Garden program, once mired in delays, has grown sixfold in 2017, adding enough electricity to power about 32,000 homes. The state-mandated solar garden program, which covers Xcel Energy’s Minnesota territory, has 58 projects online, up from about 10 a year ago. Those solar gardens […]

Latest wind bill deserves closer look: editorial
Wind Energy

Latest wind bill deserves closer look: editorial

FINDLAY — “For several years before his resignation from the Ohio Senate, Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, had pushed hard to create wind-energy opportunities for the state. Wind has not always been a popular GOP cause, but Hite’s advocacy was based, in part, on the fact that his district included favorable locations […]

Letter to the editor: Electricity rule would cost Ohioans

Letter to the editor: Electricity rule would cost Ohioans

COLUMBUS — “As Ohioans look forward to the holidays, surely the last thing they want to learn is that Washington is weighing a proposal that could hike their electricity bills. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is considering a new policy that would increase electric bills by up to 10 […]

South Euclid Councilman Ed Icove, left, visits the Ohio Governor’s Mansion in the Columbus suburb of Bexley with his wife, Mary, and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008.
Ohio Citizen Action

Icove departs after 28 years as longest serving South Euclid councilman

SOUTH EUCLID — “In 28 years as a South Euclid councilman, Ed Icove never lost an election. ‘The reason for that is I treated everybody with kindness, dignity, love and respect,’ he said. ‘I’m very proud of that. It’s a major accomplishment.’ When Icove’s seventh four-year term on South Euclid City […]