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Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
Photo by David Grant / Creative Commons
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AEP to spend $1B for stakes in seven wind farms

COLUMBUS — “AEP Corp. is forging ahead with plans to grow its renewable energy business. The Columbus-based utility announced after markets closed Tuesday that its competitive renewable energy subsidiary has signed an agreement to acquire Sempra Renewables LLC, which controls stakes in seven wind farms and 724 megawatts of wind power, […]

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Ohio governor taps wind critic Randazzo as utility commission chair

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, R, on Monday, named energy attorney and lobbyist Samuel Randazzo as the new chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO), sparking criticism from renewable energy advocates and environmentalists. Randazzo, a former lobbyist for industrial energy consumers, has worked against wind development in Ohio […]

Sarah Taylor, Windustrious Cleveland
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Wind advocate responds to Randazzo PUCO appointment

To Michael Hall, Governor DeWine’s Director of Policy. Dear Michael, It was very disturbing to read that Samuel Randazzo has now been appointed by Governor DeWine to Chair PUCO, just four days after his name had been submitted as a candidate for Commissioner for PUCO.  Samuel Randazzo’s totally inappropriate background for such […]

$300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties
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$300 million wind project starting in Hardin, Logan counties

COLUMBUS — “Work has started on a long-awaited wind project for Hardin and Logan counties. Innogy, a German-based renewable energy company, said today that construction will start this spring on the $300-million project that will place 72 turbines in the counties. The project will be operational by the end of 2020. […]

A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard
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A clean energy revolution is rising in the midwest, with utilities in the vanguard

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — “Xcel Energy of Minnesota in early December said it would go to zero carbon emissionsthroughout its eight-state territory by 2050, the first major utility to do so. That followed some big steps by Consumers Energy in Michigan and NIPSCO in Indiana, which issued plans to shut down coal-fired […]

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy
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Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy

From wind power maintenance to energy efficiency upgrades, clean energy job opportunities outnumber fossil fuel work in much of the rural Midwest NEW YORK, NY — “Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape in the rural Midwest, and with them have come jobs, income for farmers and […]

Clean Energy Rally in Medina
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Clean Energy Rally in Medina

MEDINA – On Tuesday, November 13 we were in Medina to tell Senate President Larry Obhof that we need more wind energy in Ohio. Over the past four years, Ohio has missed out on $4.2 billion of new revenue to our energy sector. This happened because, in 2014, our state legislature passed […]

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
Photo by David Grant / Creative Commons
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Paulding County farmers, wind industry association sue state over restrictive wind setback law

PAULDING —  “A group of farmers in Paulding County has filed suit against the state of Ohio, alleging that the Ohio General Assembly violated the state constitution when it passed a dramatic increase in wind setback mandates. In a case joined by the wind industry, the farmers assert that the […]

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township, Ohio Credit: Wikimedia Commons).
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A look at wind power’s history in Ohio

VAN WERT — “The Blue Creek Wind Farm has been cited repeatedly over the years as an example of what was possible before today’s highly restrictive setback rules were passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Company officials have said the project […]

Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy
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Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy

A unique power project in Ohio will take advantage of solar’s midday burst of energy and wind’s all-day power to provide more consistent clean energy to the grid. LIMA — “Along a country road east of Lima, Ohio, a company is preparing to build one of the world’s largest renewable […]