Renewable Energy

Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need
AEP / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need

Ohio regulators will rule on the need for the largest-yet solar energy project proposed in the state COLUMBUS — “Ohio regulators began hearing evidence this week to decide the fate of American Electric Power’s proposal for 400 megawatts of solar energy in Appalachian Ohio. If approved, the combined project in Highland County would […]

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Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

State weighs huge solar farm proposal today

COLUMBUS — “At stake is an AEP proposal to build 400 megawatts of solar power, generated across two solar panel farms, in Highland County, south of Clinton County. The utility wants to develop a total of 900 megawatts of renewable energy production in Ohio. AEP contends the project would be a […]

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissionsthroughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so. That followed some big steps by Consumers Energy in Michigan and NIPSCO in Indiana, which issued plans to shut down coal-fired […]

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy

From wind power maintenance to energy efficiency upgrades, clean energy job opportunities outnumber fossil fuel work in much of the rural Midwest NEW YORK, NY — “Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape in the rural Midwest, and with them have come jobs, income for farmers and […]

Highland County solar projects pending approval
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Highland County solar projects pending approval

Proposed facilities could bring millions of dollars COLUMBUS — “Local and area officials gathered in Columbus on Tuesday to urge the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve the construction of two massive solar farms in Highland County that could potentially bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to […]

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing

COLUMBUS — “It was hard to find an opponent at Tuesday’s state hearing over American Electric Power’s proposal to build two solar plants in southern Ohio. More than 50 people testified at the hearing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and all of them glowed about the project from an […]

Climate change impacts report presents risks, opportunities for Ohio
Climate Change / Renewable Energy

Climate change impacts report presents risks, opportunities for Ohio

Clean energy advocates hope the increased threats highlighted in the federal report will push the state to embrace climate action COLUMBUS — “Clean energy advocates say last month’s federal report on climate change underscores the need for action in Ohio, which faces increased risks from flooding, heat and pollution, according […]

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 […]

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 […]