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How Can These 15 States Comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan? (Hint: Modernizing Their Renewable-Energy Programs Might Help)
Clean Power Plan / Energy

How Can These 15 States Comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan? (Hint: Modernizing Their Renewable-Energy Programs Might Help)

COLUMBUS — “States that seem most staunchly opposed to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan tend to be the same ones that underachieve on renewable-energy initiatives. The 15 attorneys general formally opposing the new pollution-control rules come from states that have some of the country’s least ambitious renewable portfolio standards and […]

Study forecasts big health benefits from Ohio energy standards
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Study forecasts big health benefits from Ohio energy standards

COLUMBUS — “In 2017 alone, the resumption of enforceable targets under the state’s clean energy standards could save Ohioans from 2,230 asthma attacks, 230 heart attacks, and 140 premature deaths, she reported. Those data come from an analysis released last week by several environmental groups. Those groups include the Environmental […]

Christian Lofton with Renewable Energy Design (RED) Group and Daryl Cox with Sylverster & Cockrum Installers, aligning a panel and tightening the nib clamps. Solarize Charlotte is a grassroots initiative to help make the transition to solar power as affordable as possible.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Clean-energy advocates want Ohio to alter course

Groups decry what they see as backtracking on environmental goals COLUMBUS — “There are two laws at issue. • First is Senate Bill 310, passed last year, which placed a two-year freeze on state rules that require utilities to buy certain amounts of renewable energy and to meet targets for […]

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Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy

This Ohio utility has an innovative plan to save coal power: force customers to buy it

COLUMBUS — “A power utility in Ohio is attempting to shaft its own customers in a manner so shameless as to defy description. Yet describe it we must, for it represents everything backwards and perverse in the electricity sector and reveals that the interests of the institutions that provide electricity […]

Ohio’s green energy companies look to greener pastures
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio’s green energy companies look to greener pastures

COLUMBUS — “President Barack Obama’s August announcement of the Clean Power Plan, which sets limits on carbon emissions from power plants nationwide, is expected to stimulate renewable energy investment. But even that effect is curbed because of legal challenges to the federal rule. “SB 310 sent exactly the wrong message […]

A wind farm in Illinois. Credit: Amit Gupta/flickr
Clean Power Plan / Coal

Better health a key benefit of renewables, study says

BOSTON, MA — “Building wind and solar farms helps to reduce the human impact on climate change by displacing noxious emissions from coal-fired power plants. A new study says there’s another important benefit to renewables development: cost savings from cleaner air that saves lives. Researchers from Harvard University, in a […]

The U.S. wind energy boom couldn’t be coming at a better time
Clean Power Plan / Energy

The U.S. wind energy boom couldn’t be coming at a better time

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, released last week, requires the country to use a lot more renewable energy by the year 2030 — and a lot less coal. And right on time, two new reports published Monday by the Department of Energy find that one key renewable sector — […]

Clean Power Plan quiz: Do you know where your power comes from?
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy

Clean Power Plan quiz: Do you know where your power comes from?

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States gets its electricity from a complex mix of sources — coal fired power plants, gas plants, hydroelectric dams, wind and solar installations, and much more. The Clean Power Plan, soon to be finalized by the Obama administration, will shift the mix — in favor […]

Home solar panels going up across Ohio and the nation like this one are beginning to disturb electric utility executives who must absorb and pay for the extra power these systems generate. Utilities are fighting back, trying to limit how much power they must buy.
Energy

Solar power sparks resistance from Ohio utiities

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy and Columbus-based American Electric Power have already taken the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to the Ohio Supreme Court over how much they must pay solar owners for excess power and how much excess power they are required to buy. The court instructed the commission to take […]

New report reveals corporate-funded Hydra head blocking U.S. renewable energy
Energy

New report reveals corporate-funded Hydra head blocking U.S. renewable energy

WASHINGTON, DC — “The report has citation after citation raising dire questions about the state, and often lack thereof, of U.S. democracy. But just as important is the premise it presents. In a nutshell, it’s not just about money in politics and lobbying alone. It’s that these industry-funded front groups play a central […]