Post Tagged with: "Renewable Energy"

900 megawatts of wind and solar power could be coming to Ohio – but no one knows how much it will cost ratepayers
AEP / Energy

900 megawatts of wind and solar power could be coming to Ohio – but no one knows how much it will cost ratepayers

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. wants to build 900 megawatts of wind and solar electric generation projects in Ohio by 2020, but the plan’s cost to customers is unknown. The concession by AEP to build the alternative energy projects is a big reason why erstwhile foe Sierra Club, […]

The Timber Road wind farm near Tipton, Ohio. photo: David Grant
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Reports: Ohio energy standard costs lower than previously thought

COLUMBUS — “As Ohio lawmakers continue to debate the state’s renewable energy standards, a pair of recent reports show the costs of complying with the laws are significantly lower than previously thought. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued its final alternative energy compliance report for the year 2013 last […]

The Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign targeted AEP's proposal as a "bailout" for the utility company.
AEP / Coal / Energy

Sierra Club, IGS Energy to be questioned on new position for AEP’s PPA plan

COLUMBUS — “The Sierra Club, IGS Energy and Direct Energy must provide witnesses to explain their new positions on American Electric Power Company Inc.’s power purchase proposal. The environmental group and the competitive power suppliers previously opposed a plan by AEP to guarantee income for some of its Ohio power […]

Kasich rejects bond issue to battle algae in Lake Erie
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich rejects bond issue to battle algae in Lake Erie

COLUMBUS — “Mr. Kasich recently called ‘unacceptable’ a legislative committee’s recommendation to indefinitely continue the two-year freeze on the state’s renewable and energy efficiency mandates. But in talking Tuesday about the accomplishments of his administration and the General Assembly in 2015, he said he doesn’t want to return to the […]

AEP’s renewable-energy plan snubs will of legislature, state senator says
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AEP’s renewable-energy plan snubs will of legislature, state senator says

COLUMBUS — “Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, is chairman of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee, and has been a leading voice on utility issues. The proposal to build 500 megawatts of wind energy and 400 megawatts of solar energy ‘unfairly saddles all ratepayers … with the additional cost of the […]

The coal-powered Cardinal Power Station is located along the Ohio River south of Steubenville.
AEP / Coal / Energy

Environmental groups divided over Sierra Club deal with Ohio utility

COLUMBUS — “Environmental groups have mixed reactions to American Electric Power’s proposed settlement to guarantee sales for six coal-fired power plants for eight years. In return for various commitments, the Sierra Club has agreed to drop its opposition to the plan, which it and other groups had called a ‘bailout’ […]

AEP to keep outdated Ohio power plants competitive, switch some to NatGas
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP to keep outdated Ohio power plants competitive, switch some to NatGas

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Co. Inc. subsidiary AEP Ohio has reached a power purchase agreement with state regulators and other stakeholders that would help keep its uncompetitive plants running, convert others to natural gas and more than double renewable energy capacity. …AEP Ohio President Pablo Vega called the agreement […]

Renewable energy investment predicted to surge
Energy

Renewable energy investment predicted to surge

Countries are realizing the cost of their dependence on oil and coal, says International Energy Agency PARIS, FRANCE —”Between the tropics and probably as far as the 33rd parallel, the sun could soon be a major source of energy for households and businesses alike. Countries such as Mexico and Indonesia, […]

Ohio’s renewable energy backpedaling
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio’s renewable energy backpedaling

DAYTON — “One sign that there was a bias in the  information given to the Study Committee is an estimate  that the unemployment rate would increase by 10% due to the original renewable portfolio standard.  A careful reading shows that this number refers not to future losses, but estimated past […]

If elected president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to push for greater production of energy from oil, gas, nuclear, coal and renewable sources.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Don’t make Ohio’s energy fumble

DETROIT — “Ohio made a bad call last spring when Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s General Assembly froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. The move undeniably shackled the state’s clean energy economy. Now, more than a year later, Kasich has drastically changed his tune, calling a continued […]