More Reasons for Ohio to Focus on Distributed Electricty Generation

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An article on the Washington Post titled “Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands electricity” details how overworked and aging infrastructure can be a real problem– particularly as the unpredictable forces of nature are at work. This sheds light Continue reading More Reasons for Ohio to Focus on Distributed Electricty Generation

Energy Resource Land Use Impacts Are Complex Questions

Any discussion of energy resources, including biomass fuels, has to consider land use impacts.  The analysis must  differentiate between impacts via land use changes (conversion of land area), versus those that are totally derived from existing land use patterns and have Continue reading Energy Resource Land Use Impacts Are Complex Questions

Communities Seek Ways to Override State Control of Oil and Gas

At first this Plain Dealer article seems a really ‘bad’ one to post into a blog.  It is, however, like it or not, a good read on the history and real issues facing communities, industry, state and citizens right now.  How some Continue reading Communities Seek Ways to Override State Control of Oil and Gas

Are Proposed Ohio DNR Rules for Drilling Injection Wells Too Weak or Just Missing the Bigger Environmental Policy Issue?

The Columbus Dispatch recently wrote an article focused on criticisms of regulation of fracking wastewater disposal. Environmentalists opposing the new proposed Ohio DNR deep well injection rules for the oil & gas sector is not unexpected.  What is missing is Continue reading Are Proposed Ohio DNR Rules for Drilling Injection Wells Too Weak or Just Missing the Bigger Environmental Policy Issue?