Post Tagged with: "Renewable Energy"

Wasted Energy: the pitfalls of the EIA’s policy-neutral approach
Coal / Energy

Wasted Energy: the pitfalls of the EIA’s policy-neutral approach

WASHINGTON, DC — “Indeed, those invested in maintaining the status quo – coal companies, oil companies and the lawmakers they support – could wish for nothing better: America’s authority on the future of energy says fossil fuels are here to stay in a big way. And in effect, the EIA’s […]

The Mountaineer Wind Energy Center is shown on Backbone Mountain near Thomas, W.Va., Wednesday, July 9, 2003. The windmill farm has 44 turbines atop 228-foot-tall towers, producing enough energy to power 22,000 homes. (Associated Press, File)
Clean Power Plan / Energy

Ohio must reverse course to continue its clean energy progress

CLEVELAND — “When it comes to Ohio energy policy, we’ve seen some steps in the wrong direction this past year. Last May, the Ohio state legislature passed and then Gov. Kasich signed into law an ill-advised bill, Senate Bill 310, to freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for […]

Clean-energy sector hurt by Ohio S.B. 310
Energy

Clean-energy sector hurt by Ohio S.B. 310

Group says freeze on standards set state back TOLEDO — “Since last June, when Ohio lawmakers froze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, the state’s clean-energy sector has suffered an economic setback and will stay in jeopardy unless the freeze is lifted, an organization of business leaders, investors, […]

Combined heat and power systems capture waste energy so that one fuel source can provide both heat and electricity. Courtesy of Caterpillar Inc.
Energy

In Ohio, energy-saving upgrades hampered by ‘freeze’

COLUMBUS — “Ohio continues to have a huge untapped potential for combined heat and power, or CHP — a clean energy technology that could save customers money and improve the state’s electric security while capitalizing on the current shale gas boom. However, a ‘freeze’ in the state’s clean energy standards […]

An Ohio wind farm proves the case for a wise renewable-energy policy
AMP / Energy

An Ohio wind farm proves the case for a wise renewable-energy policy

The evidence is in how much customers save over other sources of power generation CLEVELAND — “Wind farms do need to be counted on for a certain amount of power in order to make the deals work. This is taken into account when the projects are planned and as developers […]

FirstEnergy wages all-out war on clean energy
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy wages all-out war on clean energy

NEW YORK, NY — “In an effort to remain competitive in an evolving industry, FirstEnergy is now requesting that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) authorize substantial, customer-funded subsidies to bail out its uneconomic power plants. This deal would lock in what EDF’s Cheryl Roberto, in testimony before the […]

Strong future forecast for renewable energy
Energy

Strong future forecast for renewable energy

Wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy could be the fastest growing power sources over the next few decades WASHINGTON, DC — “In its forward-looking report for the year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source through 2040. New investments in renewable […]

Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)
Energy

State lawmaker part of effort to stop Ohio wind project

COLUMBUS — “An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, which includes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy. Greenwich Windpark, one of the few wind energy projects moving forward […]

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid
AEP / Energy

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid

Alliance for Solar Choice launches campaign against utility’s stance COLUMBUS — “An advocate for rooftop solar power is taking shots at American Electric Power. The Alliance for Solar Choice is behind a website, www.unamericanelectricpower.com, and a billboard truck that was in Columbus on Tuesday to promote the site. The group […]

Phil Trumbull of Woodville, shows U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur how to plug a charger into a charging station at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor.
Energy / FirstEnergy

Rep. Kaptur takes Kasich to task on renewable energy

OAK HARBOR — “Still angry over Ohio’s two-year freeze on renewable-energy mandates that Gov. John Kasich signed into law last year, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) told The Blade on Tuesday the governor ‘shouldn’t lead us backwards’ if he wants to be president. …Asked what that all means in […]