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What’s the problem?
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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. FirstEnergy, Duke and […]

Customers to AEP, Duke Energy: Down with coal
AEP / Duke Energy / Energy

Customers to AEP, Duke Energy: Down with coal

COLUMBUS — “Support for coal in Ohio is very low, according to survey results of a new poll by Public Policy Partners (PPP), with customers who support paying more to keep their electricity supplied by coal even lower. Public Citizen and the Sierra Club have released these results just as […]

Duke Energy raises Ohio River oil spill estimates
Duke Energy / Energy

Duke Energy raises Ohio River oil spill estimates

CINCINNATI — “Duke Energy has raised the estimate of the number of gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into the Ohio River last week. The company announced on Monday that it now believes approximately 9,000 gallons of fuel were released from the W.C. Beckjord Station approximately 20 miles southeast of […]

Wind turbines are an increasingly common sight as commercial wind farms proliferate.    Eyematrix
Energy

State approves new wind farm in northern Ohio, despite objections

GREENWICH TOWNSHIP — “State regulators have approved a 60-megawatt, $120 million wind farm in northern Ohio. The Greenwich Windpark would hold up to 25 wind turbines producing up to 210,000 megawatt hours of electricity annually. …The proposed farm would sit on 4,650 acres of land leased from 26 landowners in Huron County, just […]

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Coal / Energy

The world’s existing power plants will emit 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide in their lifetimes

IRVINE, CA — “Existing power plants across the globe will emit over 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere before they retire, according to a new study published Tuesday. The new research, as reported by Science Daily, is also the first to quantify how fast these ‘baked in’ emissions are growing […]

A worker makes adjustments to a wind turbine at Black Butte Lake near Orland, Calif. The turbine went online in 2013. Only about 1,000 megawatts of new capacity was added in 2013, just 8 percent of 2012's total.Credit: U.S. Army photo by Robert Kidd
Energy

With wind energy prices at all-time lows, DOE is cautiously optimistic

Wind electricity costs have dropped to about 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour, a highly competitive price in some parts of the country. WASHINGTON, DC — “With new wind power installations rebounding from last year’s free fall, there’s still a chance that wind could provide 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030, […]

The Solutions Project aims to accelerate transition to 100% clean, renewable energy
Energy

The Solutions Project aims to accelerate transition to 100% clean, renewable energy

STANFORD, CA — “In June of 2011, a scientist, an actor, a banker and a filmmaker were sitting around a table talking about their opposition to extreme energy extraction. Their conversation sparked an important realization – it wasn’t enough for them to be against something. They needed to be part […]

The ArcelorMittal Steel plant in Cleveland, where officials recently self-reported a green-energy shortfall and voluntarily paid a fine to state regulators. (Plain Dealer Files)
Energy / FirstEnergy

More reasons why FirstEnergy should disclose its energy-efficiency data: editorial

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy does share its data inside the collaborative meetings; what it wants kept sealed are the lips of collaborative attendees when they’re outside those periodic gatherings. The Ohio Environmental Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center oppose FirstEnergy’s request and are asking the PUCO to let the information […]

Energizing Indiana provided incentives for individuals and businesses to be more energy efficient.
Photo: U.S. Navy
Energy

Report: Former energy efficiency program was cost effective

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — “A new report indicates the state’s energy efficiency program legislators eliminated earlier this year was cost effective, saving about $3 for every one dollar spent. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission report shows the biggest payback from Energizing Indiana, as the program was called, was in rebates given to […]

Save the date for “Movies with a Mission” at the Gateway
Ohio Citizen Action

Save the date for “Movies with a Mission” at the Gateway

COLUMBUS —  The Puffin Foundation West presents the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival , a project to benefit ten Columbus area non-profit groups and their progressive, people-oriented missions. In her project mission statement, event organizer Java Kitrick says, “The idea was to create dynamic parternships between 10 not-for-profit leaders who truly understand […]