Renewable Energy

Crain’s editorial: Power play
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Crain’s editorial: Power play

CLEVELAND — “It has been a summer of introspection and discussion about what it will take to push Cleveland’s economy in more of an innovative direction and into a higher gear. One project that represents both just received a key state approval and, while it’s still far from becoming a reality, […]

An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar
Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar

Despite some policy uncertainty, large solar projects are now “competitive with coal and gas.” WASHINGTON, DC — “New numbers show the ‘beautiful friendship’ between utilities and solar is growing and bringing the U.S. power system’s transition to higher renewables penetrations along. …Wind and solar were 8.2% of U.S. generation in 2017, with […]

Sarah Taylor, Windustrious Cleveland
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Astroturfing exposed in the opposition to the Icebreaker Project on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND — “The growing excitement for offshore wind development on the Great Lakes is great to see. William Friedman, of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, has announced that they have identified the likely staging area to handle the massive foundation structures for the wind turbines. In Europe, ports with heavy-capacity […]

Cuyahoga County to weigh in on lawsuit that threatens Brooklyn landfill solar farm
Energy / FirstEnergy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Cuyahoga County to weigh in on lawsuit that threatens Brooklyn landfill solar farm

CLEVELAND — “A lawsuit filed by FirstEnergy’s Cleveland Electric llluminating Co. could derail a $10 million solar farm project at the closed Brooklyn landfill that is largely funded by Cuyahoga County. The county’s Board of Control approved $142,000 to hire Bricker & Eckler LLP to represent the county in the lawsuit. That hire […]

This chart shows the incidence of so-called negative power prices so far this year, indicating the biggest issue is in Germany, where the government has been working for more than a decade to shift the economy toward cleaner forms of energy.
Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy / Wind Energy

Power worth less than zero spreads as Green Energy floods the grid

Wind and solar farms are glutting networks more frequently, prompting a market signal for coal plants to shut off NEW YORK, NY — “Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up […]

Big Coal joins fight against Lake Erie green energy wind turbines
Energy / Lake Erie / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Big Coal joins fight against Lake Erie green energy wind turbines

CLEVELAND —”In documents and sworn statements filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday, the wind farm developers presented evidence that Murray Energy Corp. has been bankrolling anti-Icebreaker consultants, as well as lawyers representing two Bratenahl residents who have testified against the project. Cody E. Nett, a spokesman for Murray […]

Turbines are part of a clean energy future for northern Ohio
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Turbines are part of a clean energy future for northern Ohio

TOLEDO — “Northern Ohio stands to be an innovation leader with the six-turbine Icebreaker Wind demonstration project proposed eight to 10 miles off the Cleveland shore. Icebreaker will be the first freshwater offshore wind project in North America, and can be the stepping stone to a clean energy industry in […]

Supporters of the wind farm held the majority of the nearly 200 people in attendance at a public hearing in Cleveland on July 16.
Air Quality / Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Icebreaker Lake Erie wind project praised, criticized at hearing before state board

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever U.S. freshwater wind turbine project. …Garry George, Renewable Energy Director for the National Audubon Society, cited a climate report that found […]

Icebreaker Wind Public Hearing – July 19, 2018
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Icebreaker Wind Public Hearing – July 19, 2018

CLEVELAND — Please join Icebreaker Wind supporters and attend an important public hearing at Cleveland City Hall Council Chambers, 601 Lakeside Avenue at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. Last week, the Ohio Power Siting Board staff gave Icebreaker – the first fresh water offshore windfarm in North America – tentative, conditional approval.  After exhaustive review that took nearly 18 […]

Renewables: What’s the future for the Midwest in a post-mandate world?
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Renewables: What’s the future for the Midwest in a post-mandate world?

WASHINGTON, DC — “An energy policy wave swept across the Midwest a decade ago as seven states adopted laws from 2006 to 2009 requiring utilities to add increasing amounts of wind and solar energy. The aim of the clean energy mandates was clear — to slash greenhouse gases and other […]