Wind turbines start producing power for Honda

Two wind turbines (pictured) installed at Japanese automotive giant Honda’s factory in the US have started producing power. Located in Russells Point in Ohio, they are expected to generate around 10,000MWh of electricity per year and supply 10% of the factory’s needs while also cutting carbon emissions. Energy services company ConEdison Solutions will own and […]

US researchers test groundwater as fracking spreads into Ohio

A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati have been testing groundwater in Ohio’s Carroll County (pictured) ahead of shale gas drilling that’s expected to spread into the area over the next few years. The team took samples from 25 wells in the county every three to four months for a year. The samples […]

Funding for first US freshwater offshore project

A US not-for-profit organisation has received a $4 million (£2.6m) funding for what is believed to be the nation’s first planned freshwater offshore wind project. The Department of Energy (DoE) provided the cash to the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) for a year-long advanced technology demonstration programme. The ‘Icebreaker’ project will include five to […]

Killer storms cut power for thousands of US homes

Severe storms reportedly responsible for the deaths of at least three people in the north east of USA caused power cuts to hundreds of thousands of people at the end of last week. More than 330,000 customers across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey were affected, according to US supplier FirstEnergy, which said most […]

Ohio shale gas sites closed after quake

Five shale gas sites in Ohio have been closed following a spate of earthquakes which hit the American state on New Year’s Eve, according to reports. Ohio governor John Gasich closed the sites after a magnitude 4.0 quake struck near a site used in the controversial shale gas ‘fracking’ process, reported the Associated Press. Fracking, […]