February 29, 2012
Clean Energy Becoming a Reality in the Buckeye State
Public News Service
Martin Abraham, dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Youngstown State University, says Ohio already has a supply chain in place which can manufacture the parts, including wind turbines and solar panels.
Turbines turning at Eisenhower
Spinning for the first time this month, the two 190-foot-tall wind turbines towered over the pine trees, power lines, and sport fields just behind Eisenhower Middle School. The turbines are visible ...
February 25, 2012
February 19, 2012
Cincinnati Could Have 100% Clean Energy
Using coal is not necessary though, because renewable sources like solar and wind have a very large potential there. According to Green Energy Ohio there is enough sunlight in the state to use solar for all residential electricity needs, ...
February 17, 2012
Ohio County Creates Clean Energy Zone
Sandusky County, Ohio is now a clean energy zone, after being unanimously approved by county commissioners. The county will offer tax breaks to renewable energy companies that locate there, reports the News-Messenger. German wind turbine manufacturer ...
Do venture firms invest this competently? "DOE's loan program is generating $40 billion in private investment in America’s economy that is supporting 60,000 direct jobs and many thousands more up and down the supply chain,” DOE Secretary Steven Chu’s statement said. "We have always known that there were inherent risks in backing innovative technologies at full commercial scale, and it is very likely that there will be other companies in the portfolio that won’t succeed, but the vast majority of companies are expected to pay the loans back in full, on time, and with about $8 billion in interest.”
February 14, 2012
Bonds proposed for clean energy
The state would pump $1.3 billion a year into renewable energy, such as solar, wind and geothermal, under a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution. A group called Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future submitted a petition with the signatures of 3,330 voters to Attorney General Mike DeWine on Friday. A minimum of 1,000 valid signatures is required for approval of ballot language. The proposal was filed by Columbus attorney Donald J. McTigue on behalf of a group of four central Ohio residents. It asks Ohioans to approve issuing $1.3 billion in bonds beginning next year and running through 2023 for the purpose of funding infrastructure, research and development of “clean-energy initiatives.” Those could include solar, wind, biomass, battery technology and geothermal facilities, according to the proposal submitted to DeWine’s office. It would earmark $65 million for the Ohio Energy Initiative Commission.
Area Dentist Goes Green in a Big Way
A top-rated dentist in the Columbus area has taken a leadership position in clean energy by installing Solar PV Systems on all three of his dental practices. In the face of Ohio Utilities increasing energy prices on January 1st of this ...
Ken Salazar tours Mac Liquid Tank Trailer plant
He noted that the administration has spent a lot of time focusing on renewable energy, such as wind turbines and solar power, but natural gas also is an important part of the equation. “We ought to move forward with a clean energy program as well,” ...
Gaining energy from water
WDTN TV Dayton
While you sweat your winter heating bill, owners of some Downtown Dayton businesses stay warm without spending so much money. The way they save is by tapping a renewable resource. Geothermal energy is a natural way to heat and ...
February 13, 2012
Warmer winter weather in southwest Ohio has sped up construction of the GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER). GE Aviation broke ground on the new center located on the University of Dayton campus in April 2011. The $51 million research-and-development center is expected to be operational in 2013. The EPISCENTER will be the University's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified (LEED) building.
February 11, 2012
A Greener Cincinnati? Energy Aggregation Explained
Cincinnati City Beat
The Cincinnati City Council met on Monday to discuss the energy aggregation policy for the city, which, if implemented, could mean big changes in the way residents’ homes are powered. In the meeting, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls introduced a motion outlining the possible use of renewable energy credits (RECs), also known as renewable energy certificates
Auglaize group opposes turbines
“The most real time for local input is now,” Burton said. “Before any application is filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board and before large amounts of land are leased.” US Mainstream Renewable Power is behind the wind turbines, Burton said.
A new $16 million solar panel project is one step away from providing tax-free income for Noble County and creating more than 100 new jobs. Noble County Commissioner Bob Nau says the project is awaiting final approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Nau says more than 65 percent of the revenue generated from this project will benefit the Noble County School System, because money used from the project will not be subtracted from regular funding totals.
Mall Installs Solar Panels
A steady supply of light and acres of flat, empty roofs created the perfect opportunity for Glimcher Realty Trust to equip its sprawling Jersey Gardens mall in Elizabeth, N.J., with a sea of solar panels. The mall’s solar-power array went live this week and is one of a growing number of retail properties that has or is considering solar power to generate all or a portion of its energy needs. “The costs for solar panels are coming down and it’s making financial sense,” Charlie Kretzer, Glimcher’s director of operations, said of the Columbus-based developer’s first foray into alternative energy.
February 9, 2012
Bill underestimates clean-energy market
I respond to last Thursday's Dispatch article “Bill would kill Ohio's renewable energy law.” The bill not only will would kill Ohio's ...
February 7, 2012
Jordan wants to scrap energy benchmarks
Mansfield News Journal
They require at least 12.5 percent of electricity sold in Ohio to be from renewable energy resources -- including wind, hydro and biomass -- and at least 0.5 percent to be from solar by 2025. The remainder can be generated from advanced energy ...
Old Dominion Featured in New Web-Series Move It!
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. will be featured in the pilot episode of Move It!, a new web-based series that gives viewers an all-access tour of U.S. logistics businesses and organizations. ... Old Dominion's new service center in Canton, Ohio, which earned the company's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, will be highlighted in the first Move It! episode. The 70-door facility
was constructed with sustainable materials and employed energy efficiency and water savings measures.
February 6, 2012
Cincinnati Exploring 100% Renewable Energy Plan
Cincinnati Business Courier
Cincinnati is working on a new power aggregation deal right now that could lead to the entire city being powered from 100 percent renewable energy sources. The deal, city officials say, could be finalized within the coming months and be in place for consumers by summer 2012. Such a move would make Cincinnati the largest city in the United States to have its energy supply come from 100 percent renewable sources, and it might be accomplished without any significant cost difference for ratepayers.
February 2, 2012
Bill would kill Ohio's renewable energy law
A bill that would eliminate the requirement that 12.5 percent of Ohio's energy come from renewable sources by 2025 got a warm reception from ...
Group proposes program of making solar panels locally
Mansfield News Journal
The North End Community Improvement Collaborative hopes to put electricity-generating solar panels on the roofs of Richland County ...
County approves tax break for 'green' energy
Fremont News Messenger
Sandusky County commissioners voted unanimously to designate the county as an alternative energy zone, which will provide tax breaks to green energy industries moving to the area. The decision was made Thursday as German-based wind turbine ...
February 1, 2012
Chadbourne Closes More Than $20 Billion in Project Finance Deals for Clients ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Just like solar, wind energy is on the upswing. Chadbourne worked for many of the top wind developers in 2011, including EDP Renewables North America LLC in both Oklahoma and Ohio, and Gestamp Eolica, SL in Maryland. Among the significant deals in this ...
YMCA completes lighting project
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Interim YMCA Director Richard Denamen said as part of a green energy program by Ohio Edison, lights were changed in the two gyms, two swimming pool rooms, four locker rooms, wellness center and main lobby. ''The lights are a lot brighter and more ...