Mar 29, 2012
The EPA is proposing to take common-sense steps under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. Power plants are the largest individual sources of carbon pollution in the United States and currently there are no uniform national limits on the amount of carbon pollution that future power plants will be able to emit.
Mar 13, 2012
Created under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) provides a per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated by qualified energy resources. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allows taxpayers eligible for the federal renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) to instead select one of the following options:
Jan 5, 2012
There are many websites and resources available to consumers and businesses to help make informed decisions about renewable energy. The Center for Rural Affairs is one such resource providing information for Wind Energy development. The Center indicates three objectives to assist in wind development:
Dec 7, 2011
Currently 43 states in the U.S.
Oct 22, 2011
Good locations for utility scale wind development must have fast, steady, nonturbulent winds, and they must be near transmission lines. The Amercian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has developed a fact sheet, "Ten Steps to Developing a Wind Farm", to include certain siting criteria. Below are the four essential siting requirements.
Oct 4, 2011
In 2009, I witnessed a number of solar developers who were engaging rural landowners with lease option agreements for large tracts of land to develop renewable energy projects. During these discussions, a question that arose that affects many landowners in Ohio. How will a renewable energy project impact land that is enrolled in the Current Agricultural Use Value Program?
Sep 16, 2011
A recent phone survey conducted by the National Resources Defense Council found that overall, Ohioans are favorable towards energy efficency. Some of the interesting findings from the study include:
Sep 7, 2011
Mark you calendars for the upcoming Green Energy Ohio tour!
Ohio's growing green energy industry is celebrated each October in a statewide event that enlightens consumers about the developing marketplace. For the last 11 years, the educational non-profit Green Energy Ohio (GEO) provides key market information to the public on the first weekend in October tour to showcase the industry across the state.
Aug 24, 2011
Energy Conservation in the Home
The media is full of information about the economy. Since spring, the stock market has gone up and down. The unemployment rate remains high. Gasoline prices rise and fall. As a result, families continue to look for ways to stretch limited resources to meet their needs.
Aug 11, 2011
In an Energize Ohio Blog (https://energizeohio.osu.edu) written by Eric Romich on July 25, he stated that new legislation is “helping to spur utility scale renewable development in Ohio”. This is certainly true for wind development in West Central Ohio. Iberdrola Renewables and Horizon Wind Energy are two wind development companies in the final stages of constructing the first two utility wind scale projects in Ohio, Blue Creek (Iberdrola) and Timber Road II (Horizon).