Natural Gas

Winter Energy Costs May Make You Scream

Winter Energy Costs May Make You Scream

Time to pull out and dust off your electricity and natural gas supply contracts to find out if you are exposed to a variable market rate. Why? Because if you are on a market rate this winter you will likely have a major case of sticker shock.

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

As we entered 2017, the energy marketplace was expected to be filled with uncertainty and boy, it did not disappoint! With the new Administration came a reversal in initiatives on nearly everything energy, and at the state level the battles continued over subsidies for uneconomic power plants. Can we expect the same for 2018?  Below is my lineup of 2018’s hottest issues in...

Can Ohio Lead the Energy Revolution?

Can Ohio Lead the Energy Revolution?

The energy revolution is upon us. Ohio is in a period of unmatched change in the way we produce, use and think about energy. Why now? What does it mean to us? And are we poised to take advantage of this opportunity?   The change in the energy space over the past eight years is frankly mind blowing. The Ohio...

The Low Energy Price Limbo

The Low Energy Price Limbo

It should be no surprise to anyone that energy market prices are low. We see it at the gas pumps, our heating bills and when we shop for electricity. This is fantastic news for consumers but it does make me wonder how long it can last, so I’ll provide my short term and long term views.   Fundamentally, the Ohio energy...

Record Coal Retirements

Record Coal Retirements

2015 will be a historic year for the retirements of coal fired power plants in the United States and more specifically Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. Of the 13 gigawatts (GW’s) of retirements coming this year 81% is coming from coal-fired generation. This is primarily due to costs related to the Environmental Protection...