1. EPA Proposing Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

    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.

  2. Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC)

    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:

  3. Wind Energy Resource

    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:

  4. Net Metering as a Business Retention Tool

    Dec 7, 2011

    Currently 43 states in the U.S.

  5. Four Prerequsities for Utility Scale Wind Development

    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.

  6. Renewable Energy Impact on Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV)

    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?  

  7. Ohioians in favor of Energy Efficency

    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:

  8. Green Energy Ohio Tour 2011

    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.

  9. Energy Conservation in the Home

    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.

  10. The First Utility Scale Wind Projects in Ohio

    Aug 11, 2011

     In an Energize Ohio Blog ( 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).