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Controversial agency relocation slammed as attack ...

Critics of the Trump administration’s efforts say the decision is politically motivated. Employees and Democratic lawmakers are pushing back on the Trump administration’s plans to relocate hundreds of positions within two agencies outside of Washington, D.C. — a move some see as an effort to clamp down on science. While the planned moves of both the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and parts of the...

Worthington could add three electric-vehicle charg...

Worthington is taking steps to add electric-vehicle charging stations for residents at three locations in the city. On July 8, Worthington City Council approved a motion to start an application for an American Electric Power Ohio reimbursement program for up to $150,000 to install charging stations at two of those locations. Economic-development director David McCorkle said the city has been partnering with Clean Fuels Ohio...

Environmentalists Criticize New Energy ‘Bail...

The Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County is one of two nuclear plants in Ohio that might shut down if lawmakers don’t provide subsidies to save them. DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU Environmental advocates say the Senate’s new energy plan is taking Ohio in the wrong direction when it comes to emerging energy sources and innovations. That plan would likely bail out two nuclear power plants through new charges on...

How to Make Wind Power Sustainable Again

For more than two thousand years, windmills were built from recyclable or reusable materials: wood, stone, brick, canvas, metal. When – electricity producing – wind turbines appeared in the 1880s, the materials didn’t change. It’s only since the arrival of plastic composite blades in the 1980s that wind power has become the source of a toxic waste product that ends up in landfills. New wood production technology and design...

Ohio agency staffers recommend denial of Seneca Wi...

TIFFIN — Although a final decision has yet to be made on sPower’s proposed Seneca Wind project, Ohio Power Siting Board staffers recommended Wednesday that the agency’s board of directors reject it. The proposed wind farm would consist of up to 77 of the tallest commercial-scale wind turbines in this part of the country. The company, based in Utah, wants to install the machines in Seneca County’s Scipio, Reed, Venice, Eden,...

Solar Panel Farm Grows 17,000 Tons Of Food Without...

Farming is probably the world’s oldest profession and something that is obviously universal to every culture and race in the world. Since the beginning of time, farming has been the backbone of any society. While the methods may differ based on such things as technology, environment and financial means, the one thing that never changes is that farming will always be a necessity. So, anything that can safely help farmers more...

8 Best Electric Cars for 2019: Ranked

Looking to make a green-conscious choice for your next vehicle? In 2019, you have more choices than ever in electric cars. You can get everything from seating options, interior luxury and amenities, vehicle range, battery life and weight, to cargo space and exterior design. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious electric vehicle or a thrifty small EV to buzz around town in, some new choices have appeared on our list...

Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue

Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue Abstract Define “patriotism” as love for one’s country and devotion to its well-being. This essay contends that patriotism thus defined is a virtue and that environmentalism is one of its most important manifestations. Patriotism, as devotion to particular places and people, can occur at various levels, from the local to the national. Knowing and caring about particular places and people...

Climate Patriotism

Defending America’s future demands bold climate action now. “Patriot (noun ˈpā-trē-ət, -ˌät): one who loves his or her country…” From the from the Ancient Greek πατριώτης (patriotēs, “of the same country.”) To love our country, we must care about its future. We can’t care about our nation’s future without taking into account the ways our actions today are shaping that future, and attempting to steer a course that will leave...

Part of patriotism is caring for environment

With the arrival of Independence Day, veterans like us often reflect on what patriotism means in terms of the responsibilities we American citizens have. One responsibility we all have is environmental stewardship. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, the U.S. military remains ready to serve and protect. In order to maintain a strong defense, our military needs safe, secure, reliable and affordable energy. That’s why...

New York Times Article On A Road Trip in an EV: Wh...

The electric vehicle community has been in a huge dither the last few days after Ivan Penn, energy reporter for the New York Times wrote what many felt was a hit job on electric vehicles. In fact the article got some things wrong about EVs and road tips, but it also revealed some shortcomings of EVs from the legacy automakers. The worst thing about the article was in fact the title: L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8...

Wind Farms Providing Millions For Paulding County,...

PAULDING, Ohio – It’s one of the smallest counties by population in Ohio. The county is home to three wind farms and 188 wind turbines. Paulding County has seen $1 billion in capital investment in the last five years School districts some of the biggest benefactors The mostly rural farmland of Paulding County is home to around 20,000 people. Paulding, the county seat, has just 3,500 people. But dotting the landscape...

Lightyear unveils its ‘solar’ electric car with 45...

The Lightyear One, a new solar-powered electric car developed by several times Solar Challenge winners, has been unveiled today and the startup claims an unbelievable range of 450 miles (725 km) on a single charge. We have been reporting on Lightyear for a few years now. The startup first caught our attention because it spun out of Solar Team Eindhoven, a group of engineering students from the Technical University of...

After being rocked by Trump tariffs, the solar ene...

Key Points The solar energy industry has seen its share of ups and downs over the last decade, in part due to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. After two years of job losses in the industry, however, advocates are projecting demand to pick up, thanks to state initiatives to promote the use of solar power. As business heats up, solar companies are facing a familiar problem — finding qualified workers. At...

Utilities gave $320K to Ohio House members who vot...

Members of the Ohio House who voted in favor of a bill to bail out uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants received over $320,000 in campaign money from four utilities that will benefit financially from the bill’s passage. American Electric Power (AEP), Dayton Power & Light (and it’s parent company AES Corporation), Duke Energy, and FirstEnergy Corp.’s PACs have targeted Ohio with nearly $1.65 million in campaign...