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Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates
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Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates

COLUMBUS — “Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote. A revised version of House Bill 114 rolled out last week […]

Wind turbines in Germany. Photo by the Danish Wind Industry Association / Creative Commons
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Wind turbine setback reform gets mixed reaction, potentially pitting wind against clean energy advocates

CLEVELAND — “…other clean energy groups are not so sure they can support the Senate’s redraft because, while it does not eliminate the state’s renewable and efficiency mandates, it does water them down significantly. Neil Waggoner, spokesman for the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club, said the bill as written poses […]

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Capacity auction reveals Ohio’s backslide on energy efficiency

COLUMBUS — “The impact of a decision by Ohio lawmakers to weaken state energy efficiency requirements was clearly reflected in the results of a recent capacity auction, analysts say. The amount of energy efficiency from Ohio utilities that cleared the most recent capacity auction by grid operator PJM is down […]

The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus (Credit: Ohio Department of Development).
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Ohio slashes standards protecting renewable energy, worrying some experts

COLUMBUS — “The Ohio House of Representatives voted last month to slash standards protecting renewable energy, spurring concern from local climate change experts. In order to pass House Bill 114, the Ohio House of Representatives asserted renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, no longer needed the assistance of […]

Gov. John Kasich on Monday celebrated Amazon's expanding footprint in Ohio at a grand opening event for its fulfillment center in central Ohio. (Credit: Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com)
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Gov. John Kasich celebrates Amazon jobs ahead of State of the State address

ETNA TOWNSHIP — “On the eve of his annual state of the state address, Gov. John Kasich took a victory lap at an Amazon fulfillment center his administration helped locate east of Columbus. The online retailer employs 3,000 people at the 855,000-square-foot building it opened east of Columbus in September. […]

Ohio House vote to kill renewable-energy standards reveals lawmakers looking backwards to the horse-and-buggy era instead of positioning Ohio for the future, Thomas Suddes writes. (Credit: Plain Dealer historical photograph collection/Cleveland Press photo 1986)
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Ohio House vote to kill renewable-energy standards a return to horse-and-buggy mindset: Thomas Suddes (Opinion)

CLEVELAND — “If Henry Ford had started tinkering with cars in, say, a backyard shed in Ohio rather than one in Detroit, Ohio’s House of Representatives probably would have passed a bill loudly proclaiming that Ohio was and always would be a pro-horse state. That’s how it seems, given Thursday’s […]

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Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

COLUMBUS — “The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading attacks on the booming renewable energy industry. What follows are a few examples of the misleading claims and […]

Ohio House kills state renewable energy standards
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Ohio House kills state renewable energy standards

COLUMBUS — “Declaring that wind and solar power no longer need the assistance of a state law forcing power companies to support and sell green energy, the Ohio House of Representatives today voted to end the state’s green mandates created nine years ago. The vote was 65 to 29, with […]

Ohio’s renewable energy rules on the chopping block, again
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Ohio’s renewable energy rules on the chopping block, again

COLUMBUS — “Ohio lawmaker William Seitz of Cincinnati has been trying for at least the past four years to modify or eliminate state rules requiring power companies to offer ‘green’ electricity. His latest effort, House Bill 114, is scheduled for a vote today. …Opponents, including scores of businesses, as well […]

Ohio House speaker predicts bill removing green energy standards will pass with veto-proof majority
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Ohio House speaker predicts bill removing green energy standards will pass with veto-proof majority

COLUMBUS — “The House is likely to pass a bill weakening Ohio’s clean-energy standards next week with a veto-proof majority, Speaker Cliff Rosenberger said Wednesday. ‘I think it’s sending a clear message … that this is something that we are very intent that needs to happen as state policy,’ the […]