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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, […]

Davis-Besse welcomes any Trump aid
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Davis-Besse welcomes any Trump aid

OAK HARBOR — “News reports circulated Friday that President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers are seeking help from the U.S. Department of Energy on ways they might stave off more premature closures of nuclear plants struggling because of intense competition from natural gas and renewable energy. The move comes one day after […]

Ohio wind farm development has stalled with the two-year freeze on rules requiring power companies to provide more green power every year. Lawmakers have now decided to make the mandates voluntary for another two years. Gov. John Kasich has threatened to veto the bill. (Plain Dealer file photo)
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Kasich’s threat to veto voluntary green energy bill challenged

COLUMBUS — “The fate of Ohio’s green energy mandates over the next two years is now in the hands of Gov. John Kasich. Ohio lawmakers ignored threats of the governor’s veto and approved a bill overnight that would  allow power companies to ignore the rules for the next two years […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about his $55.5 billion, two-year state operating budget proposal that he introduced on Tuesday to a group at the Fairhill Center for Aging in Cleveland on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Ohio advocates hope Kasich follows through on promise to veto clean energy freeze

COLUMBUS — “Ohio lawmakers have passed a bill to weaken the state’s clean energy standards and make compliance with their requirements voluntary until 2019. After House concurrence this morning on Senate amendments made Thursday night, which reduce the voluntary time period from three years to two, that leaves the fate of Ohio’s renewable […]

Ohio Senate approves energy bill making compliance voluntary for two years
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Ohio Senate approves energy bill making compliance voluntary for two years

COLUMBUS — “The fate of Ohio’s green energy mandates over the next two years is now in the hands of Gov. John Kasich. Ohio lawmakers ignored threats of the governor’s veto and approved a bill overnight that would  allow power companies to ignore the rules for the next two years […]

How did your legislator vote on HB 554?
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How did your legislator vote on HB 554?

Clean-energy standards would become optional for the next two years under HB 554 that passed the Ohio Senate late December 8 and then passed the House early December 9. Kasich has 10 working days to use his veto pen before the legislation automatically becomes law. Please call his office (614)466-3555 […]

‘Giveaway’ for utilities included in bill to make Ohio energy standards voluntary
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‘Giveaway’ for utilities included in bill to make Ohio energy standards voluntary

COLUMBUS — “The version of the bill that passed in the Ohio House yesterday includes additional language that would let utilities get so-called shared savings for decreases in energy usage in prior years. Basically, a utility could count lower energy usage from an earlier year towards a benchmark for compliance. […]

Governor John Kasich
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Are legislators calling Kasich’s bluff over renewable energy freeze?

COLUMBUS — “The vote Tuesday means the House doesn’t have the 60 votes needed to override a potential veto. Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Green Township), who sponsored the initial companion Senate Bill 320, and Rep. Ron Amstutz’s (R-Wooster), sponsor of the House Bill 554, said these alterations are a compromise with Kasich. […]

Follow the money behind attacks on clean energy in Ohio
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Follow the money behind attacks on clean energy in Ohio

COLUMBUS — “Fossil fuel and utility interests have used lobbyists and 2016 campaign contributions to influence state legislators in Ohio, and to drive renewed attacks on clean energy policies in the Buckeye State. Companion bills – HB 554 and SB 320 – in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate would […]