Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need
State weighs huge solar farm proposal today Credit: Kristian Buus / Creative Commons
EPA proposal would put federal mercury rules on shakier legal ground Photo by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Flickr
Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants
Featured Story Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

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Consumers score a victory on Dayton Power & Light fixed rate charge

COLUMBUS — Dayton Power & Light customers will not have to pay a $13 monthly fixed rate or customer charge on their bills, thanks to a settlement reached among the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and consumer and environmental advocates on June 22. The charge will increase to $7 per month, but […]

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Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need
AEP / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Fate of AEP Ohio solar project hinges on question of need

Ohio regulators will rule on the need for the largest-yet solar energy project proposed in the state COLUMBUS — “Ohio regulators began hearing evidence this week to decide the fate of American Electric Power’s proposal for 400 megawatts of solar energy in Appalachian Ohio. If approved, the combined project in Highland County would […]

Credit: Kristian Buus / Creative Commons
Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

State weighs huge solar farm proposal today

COLUMBUS — “At stake is an AEP proposal to build 400 megawatts of solar power, generated across two solar panel farms, in Highland County, south of Clinton County. The utility wants to develop a total of 900 megawatts of renewable energy production in Ohio. AEP contends the project would be a […]

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Coal

EPA proposal would put federal mercury rules on shakier legal ground

Changing how benefits are calculated could undercut the justification for mercury standards and other rules. WASHINGTON, DC — “The Environmental Protection Agency announced Dec. 27 that it would leave the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rules in place. However, new number-crunching would undermine the justification for the rule. What would the […]

Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants
Coal / Energy

Utilities speed up closure of coal-fired power plants

Wind, solar and natural gas become more cost-competitive, driving shift to new energy sources MERRILLVILLE, IN — “Northern Indiana Public Service, part of NiSource Inc., concluded that phasing out coal sooner was worth it because it would move the company to what is becoming a cheaper source of power, and […]

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissionsthroughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so. That followed some big steps by Consumers Energy in Michigan and NIPSCO in Indiana, which issued plans to shut down coal-fired […]

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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018
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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy

From wind power maintenance to energy efficiency upgrades, clean energy job opportunities outnumber fossil fuel work in much of the rural Midwest NEW YORK, NY — “Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape in the rural Midwest, and with them have come jobs, income for farmers and […]

Highland County solar projects pending approval
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Highland County solar projects pending approval

Proposed facilities could bring millions of dollars COLUMBUS — “Local and area officials gathered in Columbus on Tuesday to urge the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve the construction of two massive solar farms in Highland County that could potentially bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to […]

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing

COLUMBUS — “It was hard to find an opponent at Tuesday’s state hearing over American Electric Power’s proposal to build two solar plants in southern Ohio. More than 50 people testified at the hearing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and all of them glowed about the project from an […]