Could Ohio become 'Silicon Valley of alternative energy'?

Proposed wind, solar, other projects could transform region's landscape

Dayton Daily News

If Ohio were to stop burning coal tomorrow, the state would shut down.

Eighty-six percent of Ohio's electric energy comes from coal combustion — a key factor in menacing climate change. That's about to shift.

Dayton Power and Light Co. executives are feeling their way though a complex assortment of alternative energy proposals — more than 50 from 35 bidders — that concern everything from biomass to wind generation.

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