Thursday, September 11, 2014

Behind The Times

Our stone age state legislators in Columbus that are trying to stop alternative are spinning their wheels.
Coal gets a miniscule reprieve for their political contributions.
Paul Hunter

Ohio Gov. John Kasich took what clean energy proponents deemed retrograde executive action last week, putting the brakes on Ohio’s clean energy drive.
In 2008, Gov. Kasich signed Ohio’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) into law, requiring utilities by 2025 to obtain 25 percent of their electricity from alternative energy resources, and at least 12.5 percent from renewable energy resources. On Friday June 13, Kasich enacted Ohio Senate Bill 310 (SB 310), which freezes renewable and energy efficiency drive for two years.

RUSELLS POINT – Just six months after the installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc. the turbines are producing more electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January.
The wind turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures by 6.3 percent, and have contributed toward reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of power production, helping Honda reach its voluntary goals to reduce the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations by 2020. This includes a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions from Honda products, and significant CO2 reductions from the company’s plants and other operations, compared with year 2000 levels..................

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