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Lame duck session controls momentum of renewable energy industry

Stefanie Spear  |  12/14/10 @ 12:33pm

Renewable Energy installers in the U.S. and Ohio are holding their breath as the U.S. and Ohio Senate consider incentives that will greatly impact the renewable energy industry. On the federal level, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a bipartisan tax package bill Thursday evening that includes an extension of the Section 1603 cash grant giving renewable energy investors...more

A strong energy bill -- now more than ever

Stefanie Spear  |  06/16/10 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy

(The following was submitted to GCBL by Stefanie Spear of Expedite Renewable Energy and the EcoWatch Journal.) You don't have to look far to understand the importance of transitioning U.S. energy generation to cleaner, renewable sources of power. More than 50,000 gallons of oil a day are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a BP-created oil rig disaster, and...more

Economic impact of Ohio's only national forest

Stefanie Spear  |  07/15/08 @ 2:33pm

At a telephone press conference today, authors of "An Economic Analysis of the Wayne National Forest Plan," a new study by Greenfire, LLC, commissioned by the regional forest protection organization Heartwood, discussed their conclusions that the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) 15-year management plan for southern Ohio's Wayne National Forest (WNF)??Ohio's only national forest??does not maximize net public benefits...more

Stopping the AMP-OH coal plant

Stefanie Spear  |  02/16/08 @ 2:07pm

Cleveland City Council has until February 29 to decide whether to move forward with the Cleveland Public Power's (CPP) 50-year contract with American Municipal Power of Ohio (AMP-OH) concerning its proposed 960-megawatt pulverized coal-fired power plant that would be built in Meigs County near the Ohio River. Concerned citizens are circulating a petition asking Cleveland City Council, CPP and...more

AMP-OH contract and CPP's Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard

Stefanie Spear  |  01/21/08 @ 12:07pm

On Wednesday, January 16, I testified at the Cleveland City Council Public Utilities Committee's PURPA Hearing. More than 16 people testified, asking Cleveland City Council Public Utilities Committee to cancel, or at the very least, delay their vote on whether or not to allow Cleveland Public Power (CPP) to sign a 50 year contract to buy power from the...more


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