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Kasich and lawmakers must clean up their energy me...

Is there anything hopeful to say about the lousy new law that is freezing Ohio’s clean-energy mandates? Only that it could have been even worse — and that Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly still have a chance to start to reverse the damage they’ve done. Make no mistake: The law is plenty bad. The governor and the Republican-dominated legislature have paused for two years the state’s successful five-year-old...

Another Solar Array Is Online & Solar Confere...

Group, I wanted to share the online link for the Polly Anderson Field Station.  The array was turned on June 2 and went live via the internet last week.  Here is the link: http://monitoring.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/public?name=Denison%20Field%20Station#dashboard_ If you will remember, this array uses a new technology called a solar optimizer.  These are located under each panel and regulate power production for each...

Congressional Watch-Dog Warns Fracking Waste Could...

  The Government Accountability Office says new risks from underground injections of oil and gas waste could harm drinking water supplies, and the EPA needs to step up both oversight and enforcement. The GAO released a study on Monday detailing the EPA’s role in overseeing the nation’s 172,000 wells, which either dispose of oil and gas waste, use “enhanced” oil and gas production techniques, store fossil fuels...

AEP Energy Installing Solar Array At Ohio State

COLUMBUS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AEP Energy today began installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University’s Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC). AEP Energy will fund, build, own and operate the approximately 10,000-square-foot array, made up of 367 solar panels arranged in a configuration similar to the “Block O.” Installation is...

Advocates hope to hold the line on 2-year freeze

Still reeling from what they consider a devastating one-two punch from Gov. John Kasich six weeks ago, Ohio clean-energy advocates are getting back on their feet, shaking off the shock of two bills being signed into law, and trying to figure out how they can avoid a knockout. They admit it won’t be easy. But lobbyists such as Terrence O’Donnell, a Columbus attorney from the global law firm of Dickinson Wright, said...

Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally E...

Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a half times. But some builders and state lawmakers question whether LEED should be the standard. Catherine Girves enjoys showing off her home in Old Towne East. She and her family...

Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur se...

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state’s rivers, a department spokeswoman said. Male fish carrying eggs were found in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, the U.S. Geological Survey found in research released...

‘Shocking’ underground water loss in U...

Washington (AFP) – A major drought across the western United States has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists said Thursday. The study involves seven western states — including Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, New Mexico and Nevada — in an area known as the Colorado River Basin. Since 2000, the region has seen the...