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Ohio State Representative Bill Seitz (Credit: James D. Decamp)
Renewable Energy

Bill coming soon to make Ohio’s renewable energy standards voluntary, customers can opt-out

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich vetoed a bill late last year that would have made Ohio renewable energy standards voluntary for two years. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican who is among the most vocal opponents of the renewable energy standards, vowed to come back with a vengeance– and now he’s […]

Ohio GOP targets clean energy standards, efficiency rules
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio GOP targets clean energy standards, efficiency rules

COLUMBUS — “It’s been just six weeks since Gov. John Kasich vetoed a GOP bill that would have delayed for another two years mandates requiring power companies to sell an increasing percentage of renewable energy and help customers use less power. Rep. Louis Blessing, III, R-Cincinnati, began circulating a memo […]

The ‘new normal’ in America: Renewables boom, emissions plunge and consumers save more than ever
Renewable Energy

The ‘new normal’ in America: Renewables boom, emissions plunge and consumers save more than ever

BOSTON, MA — “After decades of technology development, business model innovation and policy progress, the U.S. economy is now decisively growing — independent of energy consumption and carbon emissions. Since 2007, U.S. GDP has grown by 12 percent, while energy consumption has fallen by 3.6 percent, according to the new […]

Job growth in different energy sectors mirrors the evolution of the nation's power mix.  
Credit: Department of Energy
Renewable Energy

Renewables, efficiency dominate job growth in energy sector

WASHINGTON, DC — “The DOE’s findings in its second annual jobs report underscores the evolution in the power sector as utilities shift from traditional power generation sources such as coal and nuclear toward natural gas, efficiency and renewable energy. It should come as no surprise, then, that the renewable energy […]

Kasich consistent in priorities, despite angering those beholden to coal, oil and gas
Renewable Energy

Kasich consistent in priorities, despite angering those beholden to coal, oil and gas

Vetoes of fossil-fuel industry-friendly bill in line with gov’s fiscal policy ATHENS — “We’ve reached a sorry pass in the state of Ohio when the only person in a position of power who’s holding back the forces and darkness and regression on the energy front is Gov. John Kasich. This […]

Large businesses thank Governor Kasich for energy bill veto
Renewable Energy

Large businesses thank Governor Kasich for energy bill veto

COLUMBUS — “Major Ohio employers today commended Republican Gov. John Kasich for vetoing an energy bill that they say would have increased electricity costs and made Ohio less globally competitive. By vetoing HB554, Ohio’s renewable portfolio standard of 12.5 percent by 2026 goes back into effect on January 1, 2017.  […]

Wind power, old and new, west of Bowling Green. A new bill would freeze at current levels the amount of wind energy Ohio utilities must use. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS )
Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards

COLUMBUS — “In a victory for clean energy advocates, Gov. John Kasich Tuesday again broke with fellow Ohio Republicans, vetoing their attempt to put a halt to the state’s requirements that utility companies get more and more energy from renewable sources. Kasich had already vetoed Republican lawmakers’ attempt to limit […]

Michael Sokol, an electrical engineer with Bold Alternatives LLC, installs another panel in the large solar array being erected atop a canopy in the parking lot of First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights on Wed. April 25, 2012. (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer)
Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes renewable energy freeze

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed investor-owned utilities to avoid making renewable energy investments for another two years. The bill would have effectively extended a freeze on renewable-energy standards for the past two years by making them voluntary for 2017 and 2018. If […]

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Renewable Energy

Kasich vetoes bill to weaken clean energy mandate

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich (R) bucked Ohio’s GOP state legislature Tuesday by vetoing a bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy requirements for power companies. Kasich, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination this year, rejected the bill that sought to make clean-energy purchase mandates that have […]

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)
Freeze on Clean Energy

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 […]