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Corporate Sustainability: A Look at American Electric Power

Posted by collegegreenou on July 17, 2009

Gavin coal-fired power plant

Gavin coal-fired power plant

By Laurie Winston

With an energy system based in fossil fuels, can the nation’s largest electricity company ever be sustainable?

A group of representatives from American Electric Power (AEP) recently visited Ohio University to address that question. Sandy Nessing, AEP’s Director of Sustainability, and four of her colleagues met with students, faculty and community members with vested interests in their answer during a presentation titled “Sustainability & AEP.” Sponsored by OU’s Office of Sustainability as part of Earth Month 2009, the visit took place April 29, the day after AEP released its annual Sustainability Report, and raised tough questions about the responsibility of coal-burning utilities to prepare for a more sustainable future.

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