Articles from Ohio

Lakeside wind engines would be U.S. first

Local leaders propose a windy addition to the Lake Erie horizon - massive wind turbines that would crank out megawatts and spin off research, development and jobs. An energy task force will recommend to Cuyahoga County commissioners next month that the region pursue a demonstration project of four to 10 turbines, spinning at least three miles out on Lake Erie. It would be an unprecedented venture - while European countries have water-borne windmills, the United States has none, task force officials said. And there are no freshwater wind turbines in the world, they said.
12 Jan 2007

Ohio environmentalists urge new officials to pursue wind energy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Advocates of wind energy sought to get a step ahead of Ohio's new political climate Monday, urging the newly elected governor and Legislature to include windmills in the state's future energy plans. "While wind energy may not solve all of our energy needs - in fact, it likely won't - it is a key part of an overall strategy to diversify our energy sources, increase our energy efficiency, and I think this is a good start," said Battelle senior vice president Dennis McGinn, manager of the research institute's energy, transportation and environment division.
13 Nov 2006

Port board OKs study of wind turbine possibilities

The practicality and ecological consequences of erecting a wind turbine on the Maumee Bay shore will be the subject of a study for which the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority board of directors yesterday approved hiring two consultants. The port board also took a procedural step that will allow a local preservation group to assume ownership of the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse.
27 Oct 2006

AEP will continue to put its faith in coal, CEO says

Two power sources that lost their luster in recent decades will be increasingly important in meeting the growing demand for energy in this country, the leader of one of the nation’s largest utilities said. "We need to look at King Coal and . . . nuclear," Michael G. Morris, American Electric Power’s chairman and chief executive, said yesterday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
12 Oct 2006

Wind power project proposed

PORT CLINTON — A wind-turbine company is trying to get City Council to invest in exploring the possibility of joining an alternative energy experiment with the federal government at Camp Perry. Representatives of North Coast Wind & Power LLC told council Tuesday night that the U.S. Air Force might install a wind turbine at Camp Perry as a possible source of supplying electricity to the military installation and local municipalities.
11 Oct 2006

Wind, solar power have yet to take off

Wind power also is seeing increased popularity, but mostly on a large scale such as the wind farms in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that will soon be selling power to FirstEnergy. Wind power is usually prohibited in urban areas because it requires large towers.
25 Sep 2006

50-foot tower installed on Elmore property

The village of Elmore installed a 50-meter Meteorological Monitoring Tower Friday, Aug. 25, in conjunction with North Coast Wind & Power, LLC, on village property next to the Ohio Turnpike. The tower will monitor wind and weather conditions for a 12 to 18-month period to collect data for a feasibility study.
5 Sep 2006

Commissioners view building designs

If early renderings are any indication, Cuyahoga County's new administration building will be a glassy, multistory affair symbolic of commissioners' desires to project an eco-friendly, transparent image....... The wings meet a glassy, 10-story office building, highlighted by corner atriums. Plans showed roof-top gardens and wind turbines atop the office building.
24 Aug 2006

Wildlife issues B.G. campus in Huron gets $1M to study wind power

HURON, Ohio - Lake Erie could become the "Saudi Arabia of wind" power, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) said yesterday. But no more wind turbines should be built along the lake shoreline until all potential impacts on wildlife have been studied in depth, Miss Kaptur added. The same goes for entertaining any proposals to install them in the open waters of the Great Lakes, she added
11 Jul 2006

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