The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
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.
An Ohio non-profit wants $15 million of federal money to boost sales of electric powered commercial trucks. Clean Fuels Ohio helped demonstrate the truck to potential customers at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
WOSU’s Kim Fox talks with Dovetail Solar and Energy’s Al Frasz about renewable energy.
Columbus has the first Platinum LEED certified house in Ohio. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Oil and natural gas veteran T. Boone Pickens introduced his energy plan at a town hall style meeting in Columbus yesterday afternoon. Pickens, who says America does not have an energy plan, wants to tap the nation’s renewable energy sources. WOSU reports American Electric and Power recently signed on as a corporate sponsor for Pickens’ plan.
A landfill in central Ohio is among the first in the world to be converting a gas released in the decomposition of trash into fuel for vehicles. The Franklin County landfill has been capturing carbon dioxide and methane to keep them from being released into the atmosphere.
The longer fuel prices remain high, the more attention is given energy alternatives by political candidates, business owners and consumers.
The rush to harness wind energy in Ohio has spawned controversy along the ridges in western Ohio. Several wind energy companies want to build hundreds of giant turbines to generate electricity. But some property owners object.
Democrat Franklin County Commissioner and 15th Congressional District candidate Mary Jo Kilroy said the U.S. Congress and everyday people need to step up to help with global warming and the energy crisis.