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Let Ohio’s businesses benefit from clean energy
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Let Ohio’s businesses benefit from clean energy

TOLEDO — “There are many opinions about Ohio’s clean energy standards that are once again being debated in Columbus. But if you want to know the facts about how clean energy affects local businesses, you need to know what local chambers of commerce have witnessed over the past several years. And we can […]

FirstEnergy headquarters in Akron.
Energy / FirstEnergy

Newsmaker of the Year: FirstEnergy

CLEVELAND — “Whoever said that electric utility regulation is boring wasn’t anticipating the year that FirstEnergy just had. True, in real time it might have been less than engrossing to anyone who is not an energy wonk. But, taken as a whole, FirstEnergy had a big-stakes year that went back […]

The first vote today followed a 14-minute appeal Kasich made from the House dais at the start of the session. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Clarksville, said he invited the governor.
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4 reasons why Gov. Kasich must veto Ohio’s energy bill

COLUMBUS — “Now that Ohio’s Senate and House have sent an ideologically-driven bill, HB 554, to Gov. John Kasich’s desk that would further delay implementation of the state’s popular clean energy standards (and weaken them, too), the governor has until Dec. 28 to do the smart thing for his state’s […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich should veto bill that freezes alternative energy standards: editorial
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich should veto bill that freezes alternative energy standards: editorial

CLEVELAND — “Alternative energy is a major economic factor in Ohio now, supporting good-paying manufacturing and research jobs. For instance, more than 227 solar companies in Ohio employ more than 4,800 people, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. There would be more jobs if Ohio were friendlier to alternative energy companies. But now Ohio […]

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Coal

Coal Is Dying—Coal Country Doesn’t Have To: Creating The Post-Coal Economy In Appalachia

A trip through West Virginia and eastern Kentucky to meet the people who are striving to create a new economy that can keep the region and its culture alive as its major industry goes under MORGANTOWN, WV — “In the heart of Appalachia, in places like West Virginia and eastern […]

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Energy / Research & Reports

This interactive map shows why natural gas and renewables are taking over the US

WASHINGTON, DC — “This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.) Playing around […]

Ohio clean energy standards are toast unless Gov. John Kasich steps in to save them
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Ohio clean energy standards are toast unless Gov. John Kasich steps in to save them

The legislature wants to make them voluntary COLUMBUS — “Republicans, newly empowered by Trump’s win and dominant at the state level, are only going to ramp up their attacks on clean energy. Michigan Republicans are going after their state’s clean energy standards as we speak. They tell lots of stories […]

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Utilities

PUCO seeking applicants for 2 open seats

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s utility regulatory body is looking to fill two open seats – one expected and another that just became available. The nominating council for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which has five commissioners, seeks someone to fill Commissioner Lynn Slaby’s seat and another to take over for […]

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Good Neighbor Campaigns / Right-to-Know

For DuPont and Chemours, millions ride on the word ‘among’

CINCINNATI — “For DuPont Co. and its Chemours Co. spinoff, hundreds of millions of dollars hinge on the interpretation of the word ‘among.’ A Cincinnati appeals court heard arguments Friday that will affect the fate of thousands of lawsuits by people who drank water contaminated with a Teflon ingredient called […]

Hite pushes back as lawmakers vote to keep clean energy freeze
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Hite pushes back as lawmakers vote to keep clean energy freeze

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, whose district includes Hancock, Defiance, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and other rural areas of northwest Ohio where several major wind projects have been built, defended Campbell’s support for renewables and said there are numerous other business, including 135 in his district alone, […]