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Fuel cell coalition focuses on growing market

July 9th, 2015

Fuel cell technology in Ohio is already moving from research and development into commercialization, according to industry experts at the 2015 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium. Moreover, that growth is taking place despite recent setbacks in state policy. Sponsored by the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC), the June 15-16 conference at Lorain County Community College in […]

Legislative Updates

June 26th, 2015

With the state budget occupying virtually all of the General Assembly’s time in recent weeks, little progress has been made on other legislation. Updates include: The Energy Mandates Study Committee plans to hold one additional hearing in July before it writes its report and recommendations which are due in September. The final hearing will take […]

GEM Energy solar array is Solar Builder’s Project of 2014!

June 26th, 2015

Thank you, Toledo and NW Ohio! The Anthony Wayne solar array just won Solar Builder magazine’s Project of 2014 award in the ground-mount category, and your votes made it possible. Our project garnered 30 percent of the votes for six finalists in our category. Our partner company, GEM Energy, designed, developed and built the 2.1 […]

Budget is a mixed bag for advanced energy

June 26th, 2015

The House-Senate Conference Committee finalized a two-year state operating budget early Thursday morning. It is expected to be formally adopted by the House and Senate today or tomorrow and forwarded to the Governor for signature. The good news is that the Conference Committee adopted the five-year extension of the “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” (PILOT) […]

PwC Utility Survey Shines Light On Disruptive Impact Of Distributed Generation

June 2nd, 2015

The impending disruption in the power industry is all but inevitable, according to the most recent iteration of the PwC Global Power & Utilities Survey. The survey, which is based on interviews with dozens of utility executives from dozens of different countries, claims to be tracking “boardroom thinking in utility companies” as the industry grapples […]

They call it a ‘war on coal.’ It may actually be a war on energy waste

June 2nd, 2015

This story has been updated. The growing criticisms of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions have a common theme — the agency and the president, it is often alleged, are waging a “war on coal.” And indeed, if the so-called “Clean Power Plan” is successfully implemented by the agency, it’s pretty […]

Utilities on wrong side of history

June 2nd, 2015

Steve Melink 2:14 p.m. EDT May 27, 2015 Dear Sen. Portman: I commend you for your leadership on energy efficiency policy. With little being accomplished in Washington these days, it’s refreshing to see our Ohio senator working to build bipartisan support for saving energy. But Ohio can do much better than just save energy. It […]

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