Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio
The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself
Crain’s editorial: Up to standard Crain’s editorial: Up to standard
FirstEnergy, American Electric Power to approach renewable energy differently Consumer groups maintain rate increase cases and power purchase agreements filed by the utilities are muddying the waters of Ohio's energy market.
Ohio's Clean Energy Future Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

For years Ohio’s lack of a comprehensive, long-term energy policy has harmed our economy and our health by continuing our reliance on burning coal for electricity. Now we finally have a chance to move forward. During a 2-year legislative “freeze” on our energy efficiency and renewable energy progress, utility companies […]

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Victory Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today

Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today

COLUMBUS — We did it! The pro-clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today when Governor Kasich vetoed HB554. It’s the best present imaginable! It’s also an affirmation that if the people lead, the leaders will follow.  I’m so grateful to the tens of thousands Ohio Citizen Action members […]

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Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio
Freeze on Clean Energy

Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — “It’s important for Ohio to take advantage of the 5 year extension of the federal production and investment tax credits (PTC and ITC) for wind and solar energy resources.  This provides a golden opportunity for Ohio to accelerate renewable energy and deployment even further. States and utilities […]

The Washington Works DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Photo: Maddie McGarvey for The Intercept/Investigative Fund
Good Neighbor Campaigns

EPA reaches new C8 deal with DuPont

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Less than two weeks before the Obama administration leaves office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it had reached a new agreement with DuPont Co. regarding pollution of drinking water in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the toxic chemical C8 from the company’s manufacturing plant near […]

Seitz named chairman of House Public Utilities Committee
Utilities

Seitz named chairman of House Public Utilities Committee

COLUMBUS — “Bill Seitz will have a seat at the head of the table this year when debate around the future of Ohio electric policy flares up. The Cincinnati Republican, a longtime fixture on the Statehouse energy scene, will chair the House Public Utilities Committee. Rep. Rick Carfagna, R-Genoa Township, […]

The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself
Coal / Energy

The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself

BOSTON, MA — “If citizens have heard anything about the upheaval in the U.S. coal industry, it is probably the insistence that President Obama and the EPA have waged a ‘war on coal.’ This phrase is written into President-elect Donald Trump’s energy platform, which promises to ‘end the war on […]

Lynn Slaby, PUCO
Utilities

Lynn Slaby will not seek another term at the PUCO

COLUMBUS — “Lynn Slaby will not seek another five-year term on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, meaning the face of the regulatory agency will soon be drastically different. Slaby told Ohio Gov. John Kasich of his decision in a letter on Monday. His choice means there will be two […]

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio
Renewable Energy

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio

DAYTON — “Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long […]

Crain’s editorial: Up to standard
Freeze on Clean Energy

Crain’s editorial: Up to standard

CLEVELAND — “If Ohio goes on to develop a vibrant clean-energy industry, Dec. 27, 2016, will go down as a landmark date. That was the day Gov. John Kasich vetoed House Bill 554, which would have weakened the state’s clean-energy standards. The bill had passed the Republican-controlled state House and […]

Consumer groups maintain rate increase cases and power purchase agreements filed by the utilities are muddying the waters of Ohio's energy market.
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy

FirstEnergy, American Electric Power to approach renewable energy differently

CLEVELAND — “Now that Ohio’s renewable energy standards have snapped back in place by virtue of Gov. John Kasich’s veto of Substitute House Bill 554, FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron will be required to boost the percentage of renewable energy it distributes to retail customers. A freeze of the mandates in […]

Kasich consistent in priorities, despite angering those beholden to coal, oil and gas
Renewable Energy

Kasich consistent in priorities, despite angering those beholden to coal, oil and gas

Vetoes of fossil-fuel industry-friendly bill in line with gov’s fiscal policy ATHENS — “We’ve reached a sorry pass in the state of Ohio when the only person in a position of power who’s holding back the forces and darkness and regression on the energy front is Gov. John Kasich. This […]

hio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio General Assembly leaders expect renewable energy to be on the legislature’s agenda

COLUMBUS — “It appears pretty certain that renewable energy will be on the Ohio General Assembly’s plate this session, based on comments from new Senate President Larry Obhof, a Medina Republican, and re-elected House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Clarksville. The two men spoke to reporters Tuesday, the first […]