Post Tagged with: "Renewable Energy"

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 […]

Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset energy needs of Ohio data centers
Energy

Amazon to use North Carolina wind power to offset energy needs of Ohio data centers

COLUMBUS — “Amazon wants renewable energy to power its data centers planned for central Ohio, so the company is helping to build a wind farm — in North Carolina. Clean-energy advocates say Ohio runs the risk of getting bypassed for big projects because of new setback limits passed last year […]

Advocates press Ohio lawmakers on benefits of wind energy
Energy

Advocates press Ohio lawmakers on benefits of wind energy

COLUMBUS — “After a one-two legislative punch last year brought wind energy in Ohio to a standstill, advocates, developers and even some Republican lawmakers are pushing back, citing economic benefits. As Ohio wind energy supporters seek to ease ‘devastating’ setback limits, the industry has also joined with the Office of […]

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, […]