Energy Policy must be renewable yet efficient

The new Obama Administration’s Energy agenda is focused on expanding renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficiency by “deploying the cheapest, cleanest, fastest energy source.” The recovery of abandoned coal mine methane can significantly help Ohio meet the Administration’s new renewable energy targets while providing reliable, efficient, and clean fuel.

Additionally, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requested, in a letter dated February 26, 2009 to the Capital Architects, that they need to develop a plan and cost estimate to retrofit the Capital Power Plant from coal to100% natural gas. The leaders believe that this project would “quickly reduce emissions and petroleum consumption through energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean alternative fuels.”

In order to meet its renewable energy challenges, consumers and governments need to utilize a wide variety of fuel sources to meet their energy needs. Concentrating solely on creating renewable electricity significantly reduces the opportunity for Ohio to meet its goals.

Consumer Energy Needs


Consumer Energy Needs