Ohio’s Clean Energy Future

The Brazos Wind Farm, also known as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm, near Fluvanna, Texas. (Wikimedia Commons)
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Ohio's Clean Energy Future

An Ohio Energy Revolution

“In the legislative cram-down that has attended H.B. 6, the bill’s utility and labor-union proponents have mouthed a number of weak arguments, hoping to give the bailout some plausible reasoning. None of them have stuck. First, H.B. 6’s sponsors said that if nuclear power plants went out of business, power […]

State Senator Theresa Gavarone
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio Utility Bailouts / Ohio's Clean Energy Future

Some green put back in Senate version of state energy bill

“’It’s going to really prevent cities from losing money on renewable energy,’ Gavarone, R-Bowling Green, said on Wednesday night. ‘I’m pretty excited about this. This is important to Bowling Green.’ Bowling Green officials turned to Gavarone after feeling their concerns about green energy were ignored by State Rep. Haraz Ghanbari, […]

Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work
Environmental Justice / Ohio Citizen Action / Ohio Consumers Power Alliance / Ohio's Clean Energy Future / Volunteer

Bowling Green State University students create a short film inspired by OCA’s work

Professor Bonnie Mitchell of Bowling Green State University is a long-time member of Ohio Citizen Action. In the beginning of 2019, she responded to one of our emails that was a general update, offering to conduct a public awareness project for OCA with her students. So two of our organizers, […]

Renewable sources vanish from Ohio’s clean energy bill
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Renewable sources vanish from Ohio’s clean energy bill

CLEVELAND — “The arguments against the bailout are the better ones: Taxpayers should not be bailing out failed businesses. Taxpayers are not responsible for bad business decisions made by FirstEnergy, though in fairness, fracking was a game-changing technology. Nuclear is not renewable. Its fuel and the process that it uses […]

Changes expected before nuclear subsidy bill gets mid-May House vote
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Changes expected before nuclear subsidy bill gets mid-May House vote

“Fischer said he wants to tell potential central Ohio businesses that the state is reinforcing renewable energy, but said that doing away with the state’s renewable and energy efficiency standards would be a negative. Fischer added that nuclear is generally not part of the discussion when talking to potential companies […]

Ohio House minority leader Emilia Sykes delivers the Democrat's response to the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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Ohio Democrats call for ‘honest conversation’ on nuclear bill

“’It’s our job as lawmakers to cut through the politics and ugly, false narratives that seem to be surrounding this legislation,’ said Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, leader of the House Democratic caucus, in a statement issued late Monday through the Ohio House Minority Caucus Blog. ‘Our priority with statewide energy policy […]

Ohio nuclear plant bailout plan encourages other zero-carbon energy
FirstEnergy / Nuclear Energy / Ohio's Clean Energy Future / Utilities

Ohio nuclear plant bailout plan encourages other zero-carbon energy

“Rep. Householder downplayed the impact on FirstEnergy and its nuclear plants, though he has called it a mistake to allow the plants to close. He said he focused on goals of encouraging Ohio power generation, incentivizing cleaner air, and helping create and maintain Ohio energy and industrial jobs. ‘I haven’t […]

"At Van Wert County’s Lincolnview Local Schools, turbines have generated $2 million since 2014, and — at a pace of $400,000 a year — are expected to bring $8 million in funding over 20 years. It has helped pay for new technology, a boiler, more parking, and a new roof."
Ohio's Clean Energy Future / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Wind farms a cash cow for communities, but not everyone’s sold

VAN WERT, OH — “During an all-day tour last week of various sites in Van Wert and Paulding counties, several officials told The Blade their communities are doing just fine, even prospering beyond expectations, because of wind power. ‘Thanks for listening to our story,’ Paulding County Commission Chairman Roy Klopfenstein, said. […]

Clean Energy Standards
Ohio's Clean Energy Future

Clean Energy Standards

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 […]