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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Renewable energy database update available

Friday, Sep. 24, 2010

League energy specialist Al Rosenfield has compiled the September report of the Ohio Renewable Energy Database.

According to Rosenfield, the fuel for the majority of Ohio's renewable electricity  is waste from farms, factories, and landfills. Although wind and solar now comprise only about six percent of renewables, a large expansion of both sources is anticipated within a year.

While there has been little change in renewable electrical energy since the May report, and while not much is expected before the end of the year, Rosenfield indicated that 2011 promises several large wind farms and a major commitment to solar energy by American Municipal Power. Taken together, these projects should at least double the state's electricity capacity.

The database is updated three times a year.

Read more: September 2010 Ohio Renewable Energy Database