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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.

Ohio Clean Energy Proponent Wants Stimulus Money For Electric Trucks

12:00AM
April
14, 2009

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.

The Price Is Coming Down On Renewable Energy

12:00AM
April
11, 2009

WOSU’s Kim Fox talks with Dovetail Solar and Energy’s Al Frasz about renewable energy.

The Greenest House in Ohio

12:00AM
April
6, 2009

The greenest house in Ohio is located in Columbus.

Building An Environmentally Friendly Home

12:00AM
April
5, 2009

Columbus has the first Platinum LEED certified house in Ohio. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Oil Tycoon Pickens Presents Energy Plan to Columbus

12:00AM
March
24, 2009

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.

Franklin County Landfill Markets Natural Gas

12:00AM
September
16, 2008

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.

Sustained High Fuel Prices Stir Interest in “Going Green”

12:00AM
August
18, 2008

The longer fuel prices remain high, the more attention is given energy alternatives by political candidates, business owners and consumers.

Battle Brewing Over Proposed Wind Turbines in Western Ohio

12:00AM
July
21, 2008

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.

Congressional Hopeful Kilroy Pushes Alternative Energy

Democrat U.S. Congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy with president of the League of Conservation Voters, Gene Karpinski. The LCV announced its endorsement for Kilroy.
12:00AM
June 23, 2008

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.