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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach
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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

Presidential contender’s proposal includes renewables, conservation measures COLUMBUS — “Last year, the Republican-controlled General Assembly enacted a two-year timeout in state law that required utilities to find at least 25 percent of their power from renewable or advanced technology sources by the year 2025. That two-year freeze is set to […]

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Ohio politicians on “Energy Mandates Study Committee” took $830,000 from dirty energy companies

COLUMBUS — “A wolf pack of in-state utilities and out-of-state petrochemical billionaires has attacked Ohio’s clean energy law, threatening to kill clean jobs and wreak further damage on the environment. This attack is led by Ohio state Senator Bill Seitz (R), who five years earlier voted for the law, but […]

Ohio lawmakers’ energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)
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Ohio lawmakers’ energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)

CLEVELAND — “…the analysis done by Strata Policy uses a statistical trick to inflate the economic impacts of renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Strata’s authors used a model of analysis that considers the economic conditions from four years before to four years after the enactment of the policy to determine the impact. Coincidentally, […]

Debate over Ohio’s energy mandates is heavy on opinions, light on research
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Debate over Ohio’s energy mandates is heavy on opinions, light on research

COLUMBUS — “Late last month, Republican leaders of a legislative study committee recommended that a current two-year-long freeze on the standards should be extended indefinitely. The standards, passed in 2008, give utility companies in Ohio until 2026 to slash customers’ power usage by 22 percent and get 12.5 percent of their power […]

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What’s so wrong about Ohio’s freeze on clean energy? As it turns out … everything

COLUMBUS — “The Committee’s justification for recommending an indefinite freeze focuses mainly on costs rather than the complete picture that should also include benefits, all while downplaying the savings Ohioans already experienced over the last five years of energy efficiency programs. …If the committee is so concerned about costs, they […]

‘Giveaways’ fill final report on Ohio clean energy standards
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‘Giveaways’ fill final report on Ohio clean energy standards

COLUMBUS — “The committee’s final report, issued September 30, focuses on the costs of the policies while not mentioning the benefits. Gov. John Kasich has called the committee’s recommendation to indefinitely continue the freeze “unacceptable.” However, the committee’s final report doesn’t stop there – it also calls for other changes […]

Ohio lawmakers’ report ignores benefits of clean energy standards
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Ohio lawmakers’ report ignores benefits of clean energy standards

COLUMBUS — “On September 30, Ohio’s Energy Mandates Study Committee issued its final report, calling for an indefinite continuation of a current two-year freeze of any further requirements under the energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. That freeze came into effect after Ohio lawmakers passed Senate Bill 310 last year. […]

Kasich sees the light on renewable energy – sort of – during his presidential campaign
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Kasich sees the light on renewable energy – sort of – during his presidential campaign

TOLEDO — “…Kasich’s reversal on the general renewable energy mandates is seen by many as a huge step forward and a testament to the growing strength of that market, especially after major corporations such as Amazon put out signals it wasn’t eager to invest in Ohio if it continued to […]

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‘Foolishness’ or step in the right direction? Reactions to continuing Ohio’s renewable energy freeze

COLUMBUS — “Here are some reactions to the committee’s recommendation from interested parties I gathered via email and phone: Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News and energy and environment research fellow at the conservative Heartland Institute: ‘We’re pleased that the freeze will continue, though we don’t think […]

If the Ohio General Assembly doesn’t lift the freeze on renewable energy benchmarks, then Gov. John Kasich should push for reinstating the benchmarks: editorial
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If the Ohio General Assembly doesn’t lift the freeze on renewable energy benchmarks, then Gov. John Kasich should push for reinstating the benchmarks: editorial

CLEVELAND — “The freeze bill created a 13-member Energy Mandates Study Committee, and required it to report by this Wednesday. The committee is co-chaired by State Rep. Kristina Roegner, of Hudson, and State Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, both Republicans. And among the panel’s members is State Sen. Sandra Williams, […]