Industry News

Charging ahead with electric vehicles

The Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling EV. The all-electric LEAF retails for about $30,000 and has a range of up to 107 miles. (Photo courtesy of Nissan) Those who haven’t shopped for a new car in...

Scrubbed: Buckeye Power gypsum helps farmers improve soil quality

Taking care of the soil is essential for future generations, says Casey Longshore. He hopes his 2-year-old son, Landen, has the opportunity to farm if he wishes. Casey Longshore and his family are on a...

Behind the socket: A member’s guide to wholesale power

The Wever family, members of Union Rural Electric in Marysville, take a keen interest in their electric bills. Rebecca and Ben Wever, members of Marysville-based Union Rural Electric Cooperative (URE),...

Bigger is not always better

Business people shaking hands. Bright modern building background. It’s often said that bigger is better, and there’s some evidence to support that when you look at Ohio’s contributions to the...

Cost factor: Energy efficiency and home buying

The energy efficiency of your new home will impact your energy bills and comfort for years. Many times, prospective homebuyers are so caught up examining other aspects of the houses they see, they don’t...

Raise a glass to Ravenhurst

Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars When the Directors Guild of America recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ridley Scott, the Hollywood banquet featured wines from Ohio’s Ravenhurst Champagne...

Saving power, saving money

Teresa Harshbarger of New Concord, daughter Alexa, and the family’s puppy, Ashley, say they never notice that their home’s water heater is cycled on and off with a remote switch from a radio tower at the...

Times, they are a-changing

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives I began writing about industry issues in this magazine two years ago, shortly after I became president and CEO of Ohio’s Electric...

Dodging the drafts

Caulking seals air leaks around existing windows as well as new windows. (Photo courtesy of rareformproperties.com) Homeowners often fret about their older windows, perhaps even original to the house —...

A different shade of green

Chris Weaver, chief operating officer at Bridgewater Dairy in Montpelier, shows part of his herd that now helps produce electricity as well as milk. Bridgewater Dairy, a family farm in Montpelier, Ohio,...