Much has been made about the energy sector’s convulsive shift of late, with Akron’s FirstEnergy practically begging state and federal authorities to regulate it again and save its bankrupt power generation arm, First Energy Solutions, which went all in on out-of-favor sources (coal and nuclear) when its competitors were sprinting toward cheaper or more socially desirable options (fracking gas and...
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The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change 2017 report looks behind the numbers on planetary carbon footprint, with a special focus on how the burning of fossil fuels affects human health.
Nearly a decade ago GreenCityBlueLake conducted a carbon footprint analysis of seven counties in Northeast Ohio. All emissions from fossil fuel use in rank order by tonnage found that 50% of the 64 tons on average (2005) came from energy generation (mostly coal). Second was transportation at 28% or nearly 18 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per person, which is...
All of Northeast Ohio stands to benefit from a Lake Erie wind farm. It can have the legacy of belching yellow smokestacks and burning rivers remade.
On May 27, after months of speculation, Cleveland-based LEEDCo, the group carting around a suitcase of plans to build wind turbines in the waters of Lake Erie, announced it won a coveted $40 million grant from the Department of Energy. It is expected to kickstart the wind farm, the first in a freshwater lake in the U.S. It also brings into...
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