Environmental News Releases

September 24, 2007

AEP completes second wind energy purchase in its eastern states for Appalachian Power customers
Purchase is part of a larger plan to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy by 2011 to address greenhouse gas emissions

American Electric Power subsidiary Appalachian Power Co. has signed a long-term power purchase agreement for renewable wind energy with Camp Grove Wind Farm LLC, a wind project majority owned by Orion Energy Group LLC.


August 8, 2007

Two American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiaries have signed long-term power purchase agreements with Fowler Ridge Wind Farm LLC, an indirect subsidiary of BP Alternative Energy North America Inc., for a total of 200 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind energy.


June 14, 2007

AEP to support largest agricultural carbon offset program in U.S.; program will capture and destroy methane from 200 farms

Program part of AEP’s comprehensive strategy to capture, reduce, avoid or offset greenhouse gas emissions

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced an agreement with an affiliate of Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC) to purchase approximately 4.6 million carbon credits between 2010 and 2017 generated from capturing methane on livestock farms. (One carbon credit is equal to one ton of carbon dioxide reduction.) The agreement is part of the first large-scale livestock methane offset program established in the United States that will capture and destroy methane from approximately 400,000 head of livestock on as many as 200 U.S. farms.


April 3, 2007

AEP seeks proposals for first wind purchases in its eastern states; to serve customers of Appalachian, Indiana Michigan utility units

First steps toward adding 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy by 2011

American Electric Power today issued two requests for proposals seeking long-term wind energy purchase agreements, the first steps toward a goal of adding 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy by 2011 as part of AEP’s comprehensive strategy to address greenhouse gas emissions.


February 20, 2007

AEP Endorses "Path To Sustainability" Statement of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change

American Electric Power is one of more than 85 international companies and organizations who signed a statement released today that proposes a post-Kyoto framework for addressing global climate change. “The Path to Climate Change Sustainability: A Joint Statement by the Global Roundtable on Climate Change” puts forth principles for creating an effective global approach to climate policy.