Renewable Energy

Job growth in different energy sectors mirrors the evolution of the nation's power mix.  
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Renewable Energy

Renewables, efficiency dominate job growth in energy sector

WASHINGTON, DC — “The DOE’s findings in its second annual jobs report underscores the evolution in the power sector as utilities shift from traditional power generation sources such as coal and nuclear toward natural gas, efficiency and renewable energy. It should come as no surprise, then, that the renewable energy […]

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 […]

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

Large businesses thank Governor Kasich for energy bill veto
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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.  […]

Wind power, old and new, west of Bowling Green. A new bill would freeze at current levels the amount of wind energy Ohio utilities must use. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS )
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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 […]

Michael Sokol, an electrical engineer with Bold Alternatives LLC, installs another panel in the large solar array being erected atop a canopy in the parking lot of First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights on Wed. April 25, 2012. (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer)
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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 […]

The Department of Energy last month embraced a change in how it calculates the value of renewable energy, such as wind power, on the electric grid. Photo by OLC Fiber, courtesy of Flickr.
Renewable Energy

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. […]