Renewable Energy

Large businesses thank Governor Kasich for energy bill veto
Renewable Energy

Large businesses thank Governor Kasich for energy bill veto

COLUMBUS — “Major Ohio employers today commended Republican Gov. John Kasich for vetoing an energy bill that they say would have increased electricity costs and made Ohio less globally competitive. By vetoing HB554, Ohio’s renewable portfolio standard of 12.5 percent by 2026 goes back into effect on January 1, 2017.  […]

Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards
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Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards

COLUMBUS — “In a victory for clean energy advocates, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday again broke with fellow Ohio Republicans, vetoing their attempt to put a halt to the state’s requirements that utility companies get more and more energy from renewable sources. Kasich had already vetoed Republican lawmakers’ attempt to limit […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes renewable energy freeze
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes renewable energy freeze

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed investor-owned utilities to avoid making renewable energy investments for another two years. The bill would have effectively extended a freeze on renewable-energy standards for the past two years by making them voluntary for 2017 and 2018. If […]

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Kasich vetoes bill to weaken clean energy mandate

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich (R) bucked Ohio’s GOP state legislature Tuesday by vetoing a bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy requirements for power companies. Kasich, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination this year, rejected the bill that sought to make clean-energy purchase mandates that have […]

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Renewable Energy

Four reasons 30% wind and solar is technically no big deal (Opinion)

Many regions are already operating power systems with more renewable energy than previously thought possible WASHINGTON, DC — “Lower costs, enhanced capabilities, and an abundance of resources have set the United States and much of the world on track to increase renewable energy deployment and decrease carbon emissions from the […]

Renewables: How a data tweak could rock tomorrow’s grid
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Renewables: How a data tweak could rock tomorrow’s grid

WASHINGTON, DC — “In October, the Department of Energy made a little change to how it values renewable energy on the electric grid. It immediately resolved a tussle between the electric grid and the natural gas grid over efficiency standards, with the electric utilities scoring a strategic win. But that’s […]

Ohio lawmakers try again weaken efficiency, renewable energy rules but risk Governor John Kasich’s veto
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Ohio lawmakers try again weaken efficiency, renewable energy rules but risk Governor John Kasich’s veto

COLUMBUS — “A showdown appears to be developing between Gov. John Kasich and GOP legislative leaders over rules requiring Ohio’s power companies to sell more power generated by renewables such as wind and solar and to help customers use less electricity by converting to more efficient lighting, appliances and equipment. […]

Wind energy poised for growth in Ohio, advocates say
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Wind energy poised for growth in Ohio, advocates say

COLUMBUS — “Wind energy development in Ohio continued its years-long lull in 2016, a wind-energy trade group says, but development appears poised to accelerate with a project involving Amazon and several others under construction. So far this year, Ohio has had one small wind farm begin operation, a 1.5-megawatt facility […]

This is a rendering of what the turbine will look like at the Ottawa plant once completed, but the actual location of the turbine could change. Credit: Whirlpool Corp.
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Whirlpool’s wind-turbine project starts

OTTAWA — “Whirlpool Corp. extended its commitment to renewable fuels Wednesday by breaking ground on a $3.3-million wind-turbine project at its Ottawa freezer assembly plant, a move the Benton Harbor, Mich.-based company said will generate more than 30 percent of the plant’s power needs. The 1.5-megawatt turbine, to be built […]

Ohio businesses call for end of renewables, efficiency freeze
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Ohio businesses call for end of renewables, efficiency freeze

COLUMBUS — “While lawmakers consider pulling the teeth from Ohio’s clean energy laws, executives across the state petitioned for more aggressive policies and touted the work their own organizations have already done. Clif Bar & Co., for instance, uses 100% green power in its bakeries and headquarters, and said it is […]