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Ohio bill would relax wind setbacks — and clean energy standards
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Ohio bill would relax wind setbacks — and clean energy standards

COLUMBUS — “Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would relax the state’s strict wind turbine setbacks rules but again weaken renewable and energy efficiency standards. The Ohio Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled Wednesday to discuss House Bill 114, which threatens to roll back the state’s on-again, off-again […]

Metzenbaum Society Gathering 2018
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Metzenbaum Society Gathering 2018

Please join us to celebrate the kickoff of the Metzenbaum Society Giving Circle, as we recognize current Ohio Citizen Action members like you and lay out plans for 2019 and beyond. Metzenbaum Society members provide critical support for our mission by contributing at least $1,000 in a year. We will […]

Editorial: Ohio needs a certain commitment to clean energy
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy / Wind Energy

Editorial: Ohio needs a certain commitment to clean energy

AKRON — “Preferably, that would mean something equivalent to the standards in place, or at least close. It matters less about the precise deadline or percentage than setting a mark that spurs investment, leading to economic activity and jobs. That, essentially, is the message of a recent letter to legislative leaders […]

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science supports Windbreaker project
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science supports Windbreaker project

“The wind blowing across the Great Lakes of North America is an as-yet unused source of clean renewable energy. In Cleveland, Ohio it is great to see that a citizen initiative is transforming this potential into a growing reality. The Icebreaker Project has an excellent chance of being the first […]

FirstEnergy's Perry nuclear plant. Photo By
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Energy / FirstEnergy

Advocates: Don’t excuse FirstEnergy from safe closure, cleanup

Environmental groups want the bankruptcy court to keep FirstEnergy on the hook for decommissioning and cleanup. AKRON — “FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy should not excuse the company and its affiliates from the safe closure and cleanup of its power plants, environmental advocates say. A motion by four environmental groups asks the […]

FirstEnergy’s request for Trump relief draws more critics
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy’s request for Trump relief draws more critics

TOLEDO — “The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has filed a formal protest with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan M. Koschik about FirstEnergy’s request for an emergency order from Mr. Perry to ensure the utility’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants remain economically viable. Created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1976, the […]

Trump to save coal, nuclear plants that are unable to compete
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Trump to save coal, nuclear plants that are unable to compete

CLEVELAND — “The Trump Administration is moving to temporarily save old coal and nuclear plants like those owned by FirstEnergy. According to wire reports, the president has asked Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to create a ‘strategic electric generation reserve’ loosely patterned after the Strategic Petroleum Reserve created more than 40 […]

Ohio Valley Electric Corp.'s 1,304-megawatt Clifty Creek coal plant in Madison, Ind. Crowezr/Wikipedia
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Money pit or fuel hedge? In Midwest, it depends who’s paying

WASHINGTON, DC — “How can two companies tell a federal judge that the 60-year-old coal plants are a financial albatross and simultaneously argue to utility regulators that the plants are a good investment for consumers? And rely on the work of the same consultant? The answer depends on who’s paying […]

Carla Walker, Ohio Citizen Action board member
Environmental Justice / Ohio Citizen Action

Our people, our planet: T’Challa and Wakanda are green examples to follow

CINCINNATI — “The good news is that we don’t have to wait for a vibranium wrapped brother to help us out. We can, however, follow his lead. Environmental justice is not a not new issue nor is it a new term. Communities of color have been on the frontline of the […]

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors — Robert Park
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Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors — Robert Park

CINCINNATI — Robert Park has spent much of his professional life on occupational health research, giving him a practical focus for his knowledge of biology and toxicology, as well as his analysis and writing skills. He’s conducted many studies, published many papers and even provided technical support on a water […]