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In Ohio, Battle Royale Over Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rages On

May 22, 2014 by Tom Plant

Ohio Efficiency and Renewable Battle

 

Ohio put energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in place in 2008. But no good deed goes unpunished. Some utilities have been slow in implementing efficiency programs and exercised their influence in the General Assembly rather than implement efficiency measures.[read more]

Fracking Linked to Earthquakes in Ohio

April 15, 2014 by Briana Mordick

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that recent earthquakes in Ohio were likely caused by fracking. This is the fourth documented case of induced seismicity linked to hydraulic fracturing, and the latest in a series of earthquakes in Ohio caused by oil and gas production activities.[read more]

Voters in Colorado and Ohio Approve Anti-Fracking Measures

November 7, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Voters in at least three more Colorado municipalities, as well as another in Ohio, approved anti-fracking measures in Tuesday's elections, continuing a trend whereby local communities are standing up in support of their right to self-determination.[read more]

Coal Country Replacing Coal With Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

September 11, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Ohio Demand Response

Northern Ohio is coal country. These days, that’s a problem. The lack of coal capacity in coming years drove up prices in PJM’s capacity auction in 2012, so PJM responded with a solution: transmission. One year later, the regional clearing price was back in line.[read more]

The Politics Over Davis-Besse

January 9, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Concrete cracks in the containment structure aren't the reason for anti-nuclear fervor by Rep. Dennis Kucinich U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OHThe ongoing saga of anti-nuclear opposition to the continued operation of FirstEnergy's (NYSE:FE) Davis-Besse nuclear reactor located on the shores of Lake Erie is linked to a gift to voters...[read more]

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Texas Offshore Wind Energy Project Poised to be 'First in the Water'

June 9, 2011 by Jesse Jenkins
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Texan wind energy developer poised to construct first U.S. offshore wind turbine, even as policy uncertainty and tricky project financing harries competing projectsWith some five gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy projects in the works, the long-promised dawn of offshore wind in America could be at hand. And although the most...[read more]

Davis-Besse to flip its 2nd lid in 2012

March 8, 2011 by Dan Yurman
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Replacement of the reactor vessel head will start in October 2011 FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) Nuclear Operating Company's Davis-Besse 893 MW PWR at Oak harbor, OH, near Toledo, will enter a fuel outage in October 2011, which is earlier than called for in the usual outage schedule. During this outage, which will extend into 2012, a new reactor...[read more]

Winning Our Energy Future with $15 billion for R&D

February 21, 2011 by Teryn Norris

Today, we have an op-ed published in the Presidents' Day edition of The Plain Dealer, the largest newspaper in Ohio. The op-ed, "Winning Ohio's energy future," arrives one day before President Obama visits Cleveland to promote the administration's "winning the future" agenda and host a business forum on entrepreneurship and innovation.Co...[read more]

Choosing Green Projects Wisely

October 1, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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One aspect of blogging I never anticipated was the degree to which it would put me on the radar screen of public relations agencies. Not a day goes by that I don't receive at least a half dozen emails from various PR firms seeking publicity for a new product, project, initiative or campaign. Their clients include companies, government...[read more]

Mired in Tight Race, Ohio Gov. Strickland Does Away with Renewable Energy Taxes

September 30, 2010 by Tim Hurst

The State of Ohio on Wednesday took a big step toward lowering the barriers to entry for building/installing renewable energy facilities across the state. Governor Ted Strickland issued an Executive Order eliminating the state’s tangible personal tax and real property tax for advanced and renewable energy project facilities. The move...[read more]

The ethanol industry rises to defend itself

April 15, 2010 by Lynne Kiesling
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We were in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend and early this week and, not surprisingly, the airwaves were full of news of a new ad campaign to rehabilitate ethanol and, in the words of one of the news stories we heard, “correct myths about ethanol”. So are they saying that it’s a myth that the ethanol production that receives generous...[read more]

Ohio cities to end natural gas purchasing initiative

March 27, 2010 by Michael Giberson

Via Tim Haab at Environmental Economics, a news story from The Columbus Dispatch reporting that five Columbus suburbs were ending a program in which the communities bought gas on behalf of residents that didn’t opt for another supplier. “There’s really not a need for government to be in it,” said Dana McDaniel, Dublin’s assistant city...[read more]

Oil prices: It's the economics

February 23, 2010 by Tim Haab

Oil prices did spike to triple-digit levels in early 2008, then drop sharply. But think about the fact that right now, with the world economy still seriously depressed, oil is at $80 a barrel. This suggests to me that high oil prices are largely caused by fundamentals. And it also suggests that resource constraints will be an issue if...[read more]

Detroit puts the wheels on solar manufacturing

November 25, 2009 by Todd Woody

In Monday’s Los Angeles Times, I write about the migration of renewable energy firms from California and the Southwest to the nation’s industrial heartland to tap the down-and-out region’s manufacturing might: At a recent solar energy conference in Anaheim, economic development officials from Ohio talked up a state that seemed far...[read more]

More bad news for USEC's uranium enrichment plant

October 17, 2009 by Dan Yurman

DOE fails to get the $30 million it promised last August The Energy & Water appropriation, sent by Congress this week to the White House, does not include $30 million promised by the Department of Energy (DOE) to USEC (NYSE:USU) to help it with its plans to build a uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, OH. It is the second time in...[read more]