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Popular Energy Drink Remains Top Seller Despite Complaints

12:00AM
November
18, 2010

Some Ohio State students are stocking up on a popular alcoholic energy drink before it undergoes changes. The drink is called Four Loco and is a top seller on campus. As the FDA declares the drink “unsafe,” Four Loco is on heavy order by carry outs and other businesses that sell alcohol.

OSU Analysis: State’s Green Energy Efforts Unlikely To Create Large Numbers Of New Jobs

12:00AM
September
15, 2010

States such as Ohio are hoping that development in the green energy sector will put residents back to work. But a new study by Ohio State University suggests that current efforts are not likely to generate large numbers of jobs.

Three Ohio Companies Create New “Energy” Jobs.

12:00AM
July
6, 2010

Ohio’s job picture is pixelated by politics. Already, voters are exposed to campaign ads calling attention to job losses or economic recovery plans. But, beyond the politics, some small energy and technology-based Ohio companies are working to turn some bright ideas and some investment capital into paychecks for workers.

Wind Energy Backers Want Tax Breaks

12:00AM
May
6, 2010

The campaign for more development of wind energy in Ohio was in Columbus. Backers of renewal energy sources went to COSI TO explain why it is critical for Ohio lawmakers to pass tax break legislation for developers.

State Lawmaker Pushes For Energy Efficiency Group

12:00AM
February
10, 2010

Last year, some customers of First Energy were outraged when they were sent 2 energy-saving light bulbs by the utility and then learned they’d be billed a total of more than 21 dollars for them. Now, a consumer advocacy agency and a state lawmaker are teaming up to propose a system they say could help utilities avoid that kind of public relations nightmare and still help promote energy efficiency.

Mount Vernon Business Awaits Jobs Plan From White House

12:00AM
December
7, 2009

A Mount Vernon manufacturer is looking to the nation’s capital to help boost its bottom line in 2010.

Energy Secretary Chu Announces $75 Million Award To AEP Ohio For Smart Grid Project

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
12:00AM
November 24, 2009

The U.S. Secretary of Energy has announced the awarding of $75 million in federal stimulus money to American Electric Power’s Ohio subsidiary. Steven Chu says the money is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to update the country’s power grid.

Cap And Trade Bill Criticized At Columbus Event

12:00AM
September
23, 2009

A critic of so-called federal cap and trade climate legislation says it would cost Ohio 108,000 jobs. The head of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce energy think tank also told a Columbus audience electricity prices would rise 60 percent if the bill becomes law.

Going Solar in Central Ohio

12:00AM
July
29, 2009

Despite more reasonable energy costs and a weak economy, the solar panel industry is booming. Homeowners could purchase solar panels at a fraction of the cost as a result of federal and state rebates.

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.