The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal.
American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by more than 12 percent.
After a week long delay, state regulators have issued a decision on whether FirstEnergy overcharged its 2 million customers for credits it bought to comply with a state law requiring electric utilities get 22 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2025.
President Obama recently announced that heâ€™s directing the E-P-A to crack down on air pollution from coal-powered utility plants. Many in the coal industry complained, but utility companies were generally more-muted in their reaction.
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that keeps AEP and other utilities from earning excessive profits.
Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.
More and more Central Ohio Schools are looking to the sun to power lights, computers and air conditioning. At least two local companies are putting solar panels on school buildings, lowering utility bills.
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?
The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.
AEP electric customers could see their rates go up next year by as much as 6 percent now that the company has withdrawn from a settlement agreement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.