Governor John Kasich, scientists and business leaders this week have been studying Ohio’s energy future. Right now coal supplies more than 80% of Ohio’s electricity, but many seek alternatives: natural gas, solar, wind. What energy source do you think holds the most promise for Ohio?
American Electric Power laid out its plans for how it will comply with a series of new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. WOSU reports how it will affect Ohio.
Floods in Australia have caused a double digit jump in spot prices for coal. The price bump will temporarily help Ohio coal companies while hurting utilities and steel-makers.
The future of energy in the United States is moving toward clean and renewable sources. The federal government is tossing around many ideas for what that will be, but retiring Republican Senator George Voinovich says he has the most viable solution.
Coal power plants produce close to 90% of Ohio’s electricity but they’re also the primary source of greenhouse gases. For this reason scientists at Ohio State and other places are looking for ways to keep burning coal without emitting carbon dioxide. WOSU’s David Lukofsky reports on the controversial “clean coal” technology.