AEP a partner in new Midwest electricity superhighway | The Columbus Dispatch

A new electricity superhighway will extend from Illinois to Indiana-Ohio border, based on plans announced today by American Electric Power and several partners. Full Story
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 1, 2010
Who will pay for this?
Funny

Lancaster, OH

#2 Nov 1, 2010
The first question is "who will pay"...it always cracks me up. Everybody screams for cleaner air, no coal (but don't put a nuke plant in my back yard), get rid of the dirty power plants, etc...but as soon as they announce plans for projects to promote the use of wind/solar energy - suddenly nobody will want it if it's going to raise their bill $5.00 a month.
Come on folks - it's not going to be free.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#3 Nov 1, 2010
Funny wrote:
The first question is "who will pay"...it always cracks me up. Everybody screams for cleaner air, no coal (but don't put a nuke plant in my back yard), get rid of the dirty power plants, etc...but as soon as they announce plans for projects to promote the use of wind/solar energy - suddenly nobody will want it if it's going to raise their bill $5.00 a month.
Come on folks - it's not going to be free.
Good post...but you have to know that there are so many people who practice problem solving by magical thinking.
Hmm

United States

#4 Nov 1, 2010
If taxpayers weren't footing the bill, it wouldn't be considered. We all know that.
Cbus614

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 1, 2010
Energy providors (AEP, Duke, etc) are required to produce a certain percentage of energy from renewable resources - which is good because it's smart to diversify your energy sources in case we, gasp, run out of oil. Sure, everyone pays a small amount now, but it will put one more buck in American hands instead of the hands of those over seas.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#6 Nov 1, 2010
Hmm wrote:
If taxpayers weren't footing the bill, it wouldn't be considered. We all know that.
The bulk of these projects are paid by ratepayers...taxpayers don't pay that much, if any.
Fed Up

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 1, 2010
I wonder how much more of this we're going to have to pay for while they dole out the profits to the shareholders????
Great

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 1, 2010
So AEP exactly how much will this cost your customers??? Your very good at hiding costs and details to us or lying about everything.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#9 Nov 1, 2010
Great wrote:
So AEP exactly how much will this cost your customers??? Your very good at hiding costs and details to us or lying about everything.
Here's a hint....more!
Sparky

Corbin, KY

#10 Nov 1, 2010
Fed Up wrote:
I wonder how much more of this we're going to have to pay for while they dole out the profits to the shareholders????
Silly liberal. A conservative would just buy stock in AEP and be happy the taxpayers are footing the bill.
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 3, 2010
Sterling Silver wrote:
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The bulk of these projects are paid by ratepayers...taxpayers don't pay that much, if any.
Ratepayers are taxpayers.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#12 Nov 3, 2010
Jakey wrote:
<quoted text>
Ratepayers are taxpayers.
What exactly is your point?
AEP_SUX

Hindman, KY

#13 Nov 3, 2010
Great wrote:
So AEP exactly how much will this cost your customers??? Your very good at hiding costs and details to us or lying about everything.
Hey Great, You're right about them being liars for sure. I was once an employee. I used their supposedly confidential ethics hotline to disclose a lot of injustice being dealt to a black co-worker and friend. I got tired of hearing my immediate supervisor make the comment that "women and n****rs are the two main problems in this country". This is all a matter of record. To make a long story short, my friend and I lost our jobs, although he was successful in a lawsuit that the state of WV pursued for him. What's even more outrageous, as part of the settlement he had to cut ties with me..lol..which he did. The Columbus Dispatch wouldn't touch my story with a 10 ft. pole, or anyone else sad to say. Oh, the long reaching arm of the politically and financially powerful arm of AEP. Sorry Great but I have to respond every chance I see AEP. Have a Great day. Take that AEP!!!!!!
tip

Lancaster, OH

#14 Nov 3, 2010
It isnít easy being green for Solyndra Inc., the controversial Bay Area solar power system manufacturing company. The company said Wednesday that it is shuttering one of its factories to save $60 million in capital expenditures, laying off 40 employees and letting the contracts for more than 100 temporary workers expire. All this despite a $535-million federal loan guarantee, more than $1 billion in private equity funds and supportive visits from luminaries such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and President Barack Obama.

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