Post Tagged with: "Renewable Energy"

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in New Boston, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke/AP)
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Kasich to Ohio lawmakers: Don’t gut efficiency and clean energy

CLEVELAND — “Gov. John Kasich warned Ohio GOP lawmakers during a presidential campaign stop this week in The Granite State that he will not stand for them to gut the state’s law’s requiring electric utilities to provide energy efficiency programs for customers and to sell more green power. ‘Some wanted […]

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(Video) Kasich: Ohio will go back to ‘unpalatable’ renewable energy standards if legislators try to gut them

GOFFSTOWN, NH — “In New Hampshire this week, where the governor is stumping for the Republican presidential ticket, Kasich told a town hall about the “battle” with some legislators over the clean energy standards. Some manufacturers told him they’d need to layoff workers if the standards, scheduled to increase until […]

The U.S. could switch to mostly renewable energy, No Batteries needed
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The U.S. could switch to mostly renewable energy, No Batteries needed

Better electricity sharing across states would dampen the effects of variable weather on wind and solar power WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States could lower carbon emissions from electricity generation by as much as 78 percent without having to develop any new technologies or use costly batteries, a new study […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of demand response: A boon to smart grid
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Supreme Court rules in favor of demand response: A boon to smart grid

WASHINGTON, DC — “This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that had vacated FERC Order 745. Well, that summary sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? Except, if you live in the world of electricity, smart grids, batteries EVs, and energy efficiency, it’s not. In fact, it […]

AEP's Gavin Plant in Ohio: Ratepayer advocates are calling on the state legislature to convene a task force looking into high electric rates across the state.
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Ratepayer advocates say ‘everyone is unhappy’ with Ohio electric market

‘Something is really off here’ COLUMBUS — “’Everyone is unhappy’ with the state of the electric industry in Ohio, according to a report issued Tuesday night by the state agency charged with protecting the interests of Ohio electric consumers. Noting that a majority of states have lower electric rates, the […]

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