'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

Columbus, OH - Automaker Toyota has a "green" reputation, thanks to its Prius hybrid vehicles, but that's being challenged with a protest effort coming to Ohio. It's part of a nationwide push to point out what some say is the irony of Toyota's position. As Tom Bullock with the Ohio chapter of the N

Columbus, OH – Staying warm in Ohio this winter may burn a hole in your bank account, with higher prices predicted for natural gas, fuel oil, and propane. Mark Wolfe is executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association. He says prices have been going up for the last d

According to a new report from the Urban Land Institute, Ohioans are driving more miles on the road, spending more money at the gas pump, and contributing more to global warming pollution. The article finds that the average Ohio driver racks up about 14,000 miles a year, an increase of 4,000 mile

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accused of failing to address a significant source of global warming emissions. At issue is the lack of limits on CO2 emissions for refineries in rules proposed for final comment yesterday by the EPA. Ohio has the second-highest number of refineries in th

In Ohio, a coalition of nonprofit groups is working to gather interest for a new electrical utility plan that would promote efficiency and conservation while keeping costs down for consumers. The proposal would require utilities to work with the state to keep costs down for consumers, especially lo

That cool burst of air conditioning at the office or shopping mall may be a nice relief from August heat, but it comes at a cost. A new lawsuit is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy to require higher energy efficiency for new air conditioners and heat pumps in commercial buildings. Tim Ballo

A renewable energy bill is gathering support in the U.S. House, and a new report says Ohio will "cash in" if it passes. The law would require 20 percent of the nation's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. Report co-author Jeff Deyette with the Union of Concerned Scientists says Ohi

With August just around the corner, an Ohio program that helps low-income seniors afford air-conditioning is almost out of funds. Nikki Jaworski with the Ohio Department of Development says President Bush can help at-risk Ohioans stay cool in the state's hottest month, by releasing more funds for s

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