Coal moratorium presentation & Q/A – 4/29

The Cincinnati area League of Women Voters is sponsoring a presentation on coal generated energy that will focus on the impacts that a coal moratorium might present for a state like Ohio where 90% of the electricity comes from coal.

The presentation will take place this Wednesday, April 29th at the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church (GoogleMap) Social Hall, and will last from 7pm – 8:30pm. The presentation is free and open to the public and will include a Q/A session immediately following the presentation from guest speaker Nachy Kanfer who is the National Coal Campaign representative in Ohio for the Sierra Club.

The League of Women Voters has recently called for a coal moratorium that proposes a 10-year freeze on the construction of new coal-fired power plants. The event is co-sponsored by Citizens for Civic Renewal, the Sierra Club Miami Group and the Women’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati. For additional information you can call (513) 281-8683 or email

Photo: Duke Energy coal power plant at the confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio rivers – by Jake Mecklenborg

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.