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Ohio Citizen Action member Evan Vogelberg gave great testimony today on HB 554.
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Vote expected soon to weaken Ohio clean-energy standards

COLUMBUS — “An Ohio House panel plans to vote today on a proposal to weaken the state’s clean-energy standards, but first the committee is listening to dozens of witnesses who oppose the measure. ‘I don’t want to have to move to China to be on the forefront of (the clean-energy) […]

Rachael Belz (right) presents The Howard M Metzenbaum award to Marilyn Wall.
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2016 Howard M. Metzenbaum Award winners

CINCINNATI — Congratulations to Marilyn Wall and the Miami Group of the Sierra Club, 2016 winners of the Howard M. Metzenbaum award, given this year for their diligent and successful work on the combined sewer overflow issue and watch-dogging the Metropolitan Sewer District. They received their award November 19 at […]

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Supporters tout Ohio clean-energy standards before legislators

COLUMBUS — “Republican state lawmakers say they are determined to pass new limits on Ohio’s clean-energy standards, despite the approaching end of the legislative session and a possibility of a veto by the governor. Opponents of the limits responded with a show of force on Tuesday, with officials from more […]

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Ohio clean energy standards may go from ‘frozen’ to voluntary in coming weeks

COLUMBUS — “Ohio lawmakers may advance at least one bill this week to further delay the state’s enforceable clean energy standards that have been on hold since 2014. While two proposed “companion bills” — Senate Bill 320 and House Bill 554 — would technically resume targets for the state’s renewable […]

Join 20,000 pro-clean energy Ohioans this #GivingTuesday
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Join 20,000 pro-clean energy Ohioans this #GivingTuesday

Two weeks ago, we kicked off a rapid response campaign to coincide with the lame duck session of the Ohio Legislature. Since then we’ve: delivered 20,000 petition signatures to the governor to end the freeze on Ohio’s clean energy future projected pro clean energy messages on the Statehouse and Governor […]

AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations
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AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is revising an eight-year rate proposal to include new technology programs, such as electric–vehicle charging stations. A typical household would see a monthly bill increase of $1.58, the company said. This is a new version of a plan the utility submitted in May as part […]

Charlene Phelps 1941-2016
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Charlene Phelps 1941-2016

CLEVELAND —”Charlene earned her BSN from the University of Connecticut and her MSN from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Western Reserve University. Her professional positions included Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Research Assistant at Yale School of Nursing and Head Nurse at Yale-New […]

Another Ohio renewable-energy freeze possible before Christmas, return to full-utility regulation delayed
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Another Ohio renewable-energy freeze possible before Christmas, return to full-utility regulation delayed

COLUMBUS — “Ohio lawmakers are continuing their race to a showdown with Gov. John Kasich over renewable energy. He wants it. They want to delay state rules requiring it until he after he leaves office. …Both Senate and House committees are planning to hear testimony this week for and against […]

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FERC rule would boost energy storage, DER

RTOs must remove barriers to entry WASHINGTON, DC — “In a big boost to the energy storage industry, FERC on Thursday proposed a sweeping order aimed at knocking down market barriers to storage and distributed energy resources. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would require RTOs to allow aggregated distributed energy […]

Blue Creek wind farm turbine in Van Wert County Photo credit:
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Senate, House vary on plans to change green energy policies

COLUMBUS — “The state’s top leaders are squaring off on a bill to change Ohio’s green energy policies, and the clock is ticking – a two year freeze on the state’s renewable energy standards for electric utilities expires in a few weeks. Ohio’s green energy standards spell out how much […]