Archive for November, 2018

Concerned citizens sound-off on proposed Vectren rate increase
Fixed Rate Hikes

Concerned citizens sound-off on proposed Vectren rate increase

DAYTON — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Thursday night in Dayton as Vectren proposes a rate increase. Officials say they were there to listen to customer concerns about the proposal, which would increase gas distribution rates and implement alternative plans. Those in opposition say the claim […]

Clean Energy Rally in Medina
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Clean Energy Rally in Medina

MEDINA – On Tuesday, November 13 we were in Medina to tell Senate President Larry Obhof that we need more wind energy in Ohio. Over the past four years, Ohio has missed out on $4.2 billion of new revenue to our energy sector. This happened because, in 2014, our state legislature passed […]

AEP solar hearing
Call to Action

AEP solar hearing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has scheduled a public hearing on AEP’s proposal for 900 megawatts of renewable energy in Ohio, including 400 megawatts of solar in Appalachian Ohio. The PUCO is assessing the need for renewables in Ohio. It’s critical we pack the house and that the PUCO hears […]

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
Photo by David Grant / Creative Commons
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Paulding County farmers, wind industry association sue state over restrictive wind setback law

PAULDING —  “A group of farmers in Paulding County has filed suit against the state of Ohio, alleging that the Ohio General Assembly violated the state constitution when it passed a dramatic increase in wind setback mandates. In a case joined by the wind industry, the farmers assert that the […]

West facade of the Ohio Statehouse. Credit: Wikipedia
Energy / Renewable Energy

Clean energy advocates on guard for lame duck legislation in Ohio

This year’s session follows a report from PJM that some fear could be used to justify coal and nuclear subsidies COLUMBUS — “Clean energy advocates say Ohio lawmakers should not try to use a new report from grid operator PJM to pass subsidies for aging coal or nuclear power plants during the lame […]

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township, Ohio Credit: Wikimedia Commons).
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

A look at wind power’s history in Ohio

VAN WERT — “The Blue Creek Wind Farm has been cited repeatedly over the years as an example of what was possible before today’s highly restrictive setback rules were passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Company officials have said the project […]

US on pace for record coal retirements in 2018, IEEFA finds
Coal / Energy

US on pace for record coal retirements in 2018, IEEFA finds

CLEVELAND — “U.S. power providers will close more coal-fired generation capacity in 2018 than any year before, according to research released last week by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a clean energy think tank. The IEEFA report highlights the accelerating trend of coal plant retirements, but also illustrates just […]