Future looks bright for natural gas power generation in Ohio

The future is dim for coal as a source of electric power generation in Ohio but bright for natural gas, reports the Toledo Blade. Citing data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the newspaper says Ohio now has 15 coal-burning power plants capable of producing 15,322 megawatts of electricity. But the Blade notes that in just a few years, the generation capacity of natural gas-fired plants in Ohio is expected to total 19,109 megawatts -- up from 9,449 megawatts today -- with as many as 10 new plants already approved by state regulators or planned by power companies. For more, read the full story.