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Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid
Rep. Kaptur takes Kasich to task on renewable energy Phil Trumbull of Woodville, shows U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur how to plug a charger into a charging station at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor.
AEP leaning toward selling Ohio power plants American Electric Power’s Cardinal plant.
Ohio Utility Bailouts What’s the problem?

What’s the problem?

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. Duke and AEP […]

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Strong future forecast for renewable energy
Energy

Strong future forecast for renewable energy

Wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy could be the fastest growing power sources over the next few decades WASHINGTON, DC — “In its forward-looking report for the year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source through 2040. New investments in renewable […]

Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)
Energy

State lawmaker part of effort to stop Ohio wind project

COLUMBUS — “An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, which includes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy. Greenwich Windpark, one of the few wind energy projects moving forward […]

U.S. maps pinpoint earthquakes linked to quest for oil and gas
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

U.S. maps pinpoint earthquakes linked to quest for oil and gas

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States Geological Survey on Thursday released its first comprehensive assessment of the link between thousands of earthquakes and oil and gas operations, identifying and mapping 17 regions where quakes have occurred. The report was the agency’s broadest statement yet on a danger that has grown […]

Can this oil Baron’s company withstand another quake?
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Can this oil Baron’s company withstand another quake?

His company’s massive water disposal wells have helped drive Oklahoma’s fracking boom. They may also lead to man-made disasters TULSA, OK — “The problem isn’t so much pumping the water out, but finding a place to put it. In Oklahoma, the easiest thing to do is inject it back underground. […]

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid
AEP / Energy

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid

Alliance for Solar Choice launches campaign against utility’s stance COLUMBUS — “An advocate for rooftop solar power is taking shots at American Electric Power. The Alliance for Solar Choice is behind a website, www.unamericanelectricpower.com, and a billboard truck that was in Columbus on Tuesday to promote the site. The group […]

AEP CEO Nick Akins
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP CEO on PUCO: ‘Turnover is a challenge’ but new leader knows issues

COLUMBUS — “AEP and the state’s other electric utilities are in the midst of major state-level decisions as they face issues stemming from operating in Ohio’s deregulated marketplace. The PUCO, the state agency that oversees Ohio’s power industry, has experienced sizable churn at the top in the last few years. […]

Phil Trumbull of Woodville, shows U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur how to plug a charger into a charging station at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor.
Energy / FirstEnergy

Rep. Kaptur takes Kasich to task on renewable energy

OAK HARBOR — “Still angry over Ohio’s two-year freeze on renewable-energy mandates that Gov. John Kasich signed into law last year, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) told The Blade on Tuesday the governor ‘shouldn’t lead us backwards’ if he wants to be president. …Asked what that all means in […]

American Electric Power’s Cardinal plant.
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP leaning toward selling Ohio power plants

Utility concerned about financial viability of unregulated plants COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power appears increasingly likely to sell its Ohio power plants, citing a regulatory structure that the company’s chief executive says is not conducive to investment. …Columbus-based AEP has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to provide a […]

These days, the Cuyahoga and many other rivers and lakes in industrialized areas appear to be much cleaner.
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How a burning river helped create the Clean Water Act

CLEVELAND — “When the first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, there was a communal recognition that something needed to be done about pollution. One major symbol of that pollution was right in our back yard: in 1969, photos of a fire on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland went  […]

Much of West, Texas looked like a post-apocalyptic wasteland after the fertilizer explosion two years ago. But steps to prevent further disasters aren't being taken.
Right-to-Know

Two years after West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, are workers any safer? New report says no

WEST, TX — “In a report released this week, the Center for Effective Government, a non-partisan government watchdog, examined emergency response planning and reporting on chemicals required of plants like West Fertilizer under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA)—enacted in response to the 1984 release of deadly methylisocyanate gas […]