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The War On Coal In Ohio

8:58AM
August
15, 2012

Backers of both President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney have been running Ohio ads attacking the other candidate’s position on coal.

AEP Brings Gas-Powered Plant Online

AEP Building
American Electric Power's corporate headquarters in downtown Columbus.
8:24AM
February
13, 2012

The plant uses natural gas instead of coal to make electricity.

What Energy Source Holds The Most Promise for Ohio?

Posted: September 22, 2011

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?

AEP To Close, Reduce Production At Three Ohio Plants

Conesville Smokestacks
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.
12:00AM
June
10, 2011

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.

Australian Floods Bump Coal Prices In Central Appalachia.

12:00AM
January
13, 2011

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.

Senator Proposal Could Save Coal Industry

12:00AM
July
15, 2010

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.

Is Clean Coal the Solution?

12:00AM
July
21, 2009

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.