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WOUB Digital · Large solar projects in southeast Ohio spur conflicting feelings for local landowners ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many years ago, Dan Abraham bought some land in Vinton County in southeast Ohio. It’s up on a ridge overlooking a valley, not far from Zaleski State Forest. “I went down there and the realtor took… Read More
MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The promise of solar energy for small, rural communities, and particularly those recovering from the decline of the coal industry, is twofold: job creation, and revenue. Money is flowing into solar energy— the Appalachian Regional Commission just funded a major regional solar financing program, and a massive solar farm may… Read More
In 2020, renewable power was “the only energy source for which demand increased … while consumption of all other fuels declined,” the International Energy Agency says.
Natural gas utilities face a bleak future in a world increasingly concerned about climate change. An NPR investigation shows how they work to block local climate action and protect their business.
CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The golden hue of the sunset shines across the sky and through the window as a woman drives down Van Meter Road in central Kentucky’s Clark County, passing by green rolling hills and hay bales. In her social media video from early September, Adreanna Wills points out white signs in yards along the… Read More
Some prominent Republicans have blamed wind and solar power for the blackouts in the storm-stricken state. But the truth is that every source of generation fell short.
Have you heard of biogas and wondered if you could turn your own food scraps and other organic wastes into FREE cooking fuel? Now you can! In this introductory lecture-format class, students will learn the principles behind biogas production, and the basics of how to construct an anaerobic methane digester and gas collection system based… Read More
Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky’s electricity is from coal — the cheap energy source that helped build its manufacturing economy. Now it’s struggling to respond as more businesses want clean energy.
Walmart, GM, Google, Johnson & Johnson and other corporations are forming a trade organization to promote the interests of renewable energy buyers.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Boich Companies, a coal investor, are calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve what would be the largest solar farm in Ohio. The renewable energy project would be developed in Highland County, an Appalachian area the coalition says is in need of support. AEP Ohio is proposing the solar… Read More
Lawmakers are pushing bills through the General Assembly as the clock winds down on this session, which ends next month. But it appears one high-profile issue may be left out of the mix. For more than a year, Republican lawmakers have been trying again to repeal or roll back renewable energy standards, which require utilities to ratchet up their use… Read More