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Ohio GOP targets clean energy standards, efficiency rules
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Ohio GOP targets clean energy standards, efficiency rules

COLUMBUS — “It’s been just six weeks since Gov. John Kasich vetoed a GOP bill that would have delayed for another two years mandates requiring power companies to sell an increasing percentage of renewable energy and help customers use less power. Rep. Louis Blessing, III, R-Cincinnati, began circulating a memo […]

Despite solar job growth, company officials say Ohio policy prevented more
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Despite solar job growth, company officials say Ohio policy prevented more

WASHINGTON, DC — “Employment in Ohio’s solar industry grew 21 percent last year, with the addition of 1,020 jobs, according to the report. The state’s total of 5,831 jobs ranked Ohio’s solar industry employment 11th overall, but only 25th on a per capita basis. Company leaders say Ohio could have […]

Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina.
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Ohio Senate president wants an energy policy that can last a decade, giving businesses certainty

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s Senate leader wants to create energy policy that can last the next 10 years. Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, said at an energy forum hosted by Vorys Advisors that remaking Ohio’s energy market is one of the key issues for the legislature in the next two years, […]

2016 Year in Review
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2016 Year in Review

Coal and Energy Our efforts since the 2014 “freeze” on Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards ramped up this year in anticipation of December 31. If legislators failed to pass a reasonable alternative to the original standards, they were set to be reinstated at year’s end. Ohio Citizen Action […]

Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio
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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 […]

Crain’s editorial: Up to standard
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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.
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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 […]

hio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina.
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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 […]

Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today
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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 […]

A wind farm near Paulding, Ohio. Photo by
David Grant / Creative Commons
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Ohio clean energy standards resume, but still weakened by 2014 laws

COLUMBUS — “Although the standards will resume, Senate Bill 310, passed in 2014, made some notable changes in the law that remain in effect. For starters, that law got rid of terms that said at least half of Ohio’s required renewable energy must come from in-state resources. Beyond that, another […]