The transition from burning coal for power to natural gas in Holland, Michigan is reducing carbon emissions and providing an added benefit: expansion of the city’s snowmelt system that keeps downtown streets, sidewalks and parking lots clear in winter.
Fuel cell technology in Ohio is already moving from research and development into commercialization, according to industry experts at the 2015 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium. Moreover, that growth is taking place despite recent setbacks in state policy.
Even in a water-rich state like Ohio, growing water use for fracking could strain water reserves, according to new research from the FracTracker Alliance.
The potential for sinkholes could pose problems along interstate gas pipeline routes through northwest Ohio, warns a report submitted to federal regulators last month.
A “freeze” of Ohio’s clean-energy standards is lengthening the payback period for combined heat and power systems, according to business leaders.
Drilling for oil and gas, which has increased substantially in many parts of the country over the past decade, has impacted millions of acres of agricultural and range land.
Shifting natural gas prices are making it a challenge for states to place their bets on the most cost-effective and least risky ways to comply with impending carbon regulations.
Michigan’s Lower Peninsula faces a 3 GW electric capacity shortfall next year. But energy experts say that doesn’t mean the state needs to rush into building 3 GW worth of new generation.
Undeterred by the surfeit of generating capacity available to serve Wisconsin electricity customers, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is now seeking permission to build a new power plant.
While townships and counties are preempted by state law on many aspects of oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, they can focus on some ancillary activities of the practice and enforce police powers to give local residents some say.