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SB 310 sets back Ohio on the renewable energy front and Gov. Kasich shouldn’t sign it: editorial
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SB 310 sets back Ohio on the renewable energy front and Gov. Kasich shouldn’t sign it: editorial

COLUMBUS — “A mistake is sitting on Gov. John Kasich’s desk. It’s called Substitute Senate Bill 310. If Kasich signs it — and he shouldn’t — the bill freezes for two years state-required renewable-energy and solar-energy requirements. In 2011, Kasich, as a first-year governor, wrote this: ‘The pursuit of clean […]

Pair of bills could sour businesses on Ohio
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Pair of bills could sour businesses on Ohio

Firms say they’ll expand elsewhere COLUMBUS — “Two bills that Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign into law this week have major ramifications for how future electricity will be generated in Ohio. Both will deflate Ohio job markets in the renewable energy sector — especially in northwest Ohio because […]

Ohio’s rollback of efficiency law could cost ratepayers
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Ohio’s rollback of efficiency law could cost ratepayers

COLUMBUS — “The capacity portion of Ohioans’ electric bills will go up for June 2017 through May 2018 as a result of May’s auction by grid operator PJM Interconnection. If it weren’t for energy efficiency, though, experts say the closing price of $120 per megawatt-day (MW-day) for Ohio and various […]

Renewables freeze could make EPA compliance tougher for Ohio
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Renewables freeze could make EPA compliance tougher for Ohio

COLUMBUS —”Ohio’s two-year pause in the move toward requiring more renewable-energy power sources might impact the state’s ability to comply with upcoming federal rules on power plant emissions. …As Ohio becomes the first state to roll back the move toward tougher renewable-energy standards, the federal EPA is poised Monday to […]

Utility seeks to cap energy-efficiency rule
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Utility seeks to cap energy-efficiency rule

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy is pushing lawmakers to freeze implementation of state energy-efficiency standards, an idea that business groups and environmentalists oppose. The Akron-based electricity company wants the General Assembly to pass a measure in the next few weeks that would hold the efficiency standards at current levels, canceling the annual […]

Quick freeze
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Quick freeze

AKRON — “So, now, a House vote is expected this week, or hardly a heavy dose of deliberation. One hope is that lawmakers, and the many stakeholders in the bill, will look closely at the compromise put forward last week by a coalition of business and consumer groups. The businesses […]

Get ready to veto this bad bill, governor
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Get ready to veto this bad bill, governor

What Mr. Kasich does with Senate Bill 310 will show voters whom he’s looking out for TOLEDO — “So it remains likely that lawmakers will dump SB 310 on Mr. Kasich’s desk before they recess for the summer to run their well-financed re-election campaigns. And then the governor, who has […]

Ohio Senate Bill 310 derailed; coalition favoring efficiency and renewable energy proposes another compromise
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Ohio Senate Bill 310 derailed; coalition favoring efficiency and renewable energy proposes another compromise

COLUMBUS — “A new coalition of business, industrial and consumer groups is proposing a compromise to end the stalemate on the controversial legislation that would freeze Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency laws for two years. The group is suggesting a one-year freeze on the efficiency and renewable standards that have increased […]

Tim Ahrens, pastor at First Congregational Church, left, and Sister Leanne Jablonski, director of the Marianist Environmental Education Center in Dayton, center, were among the church leaders who gathered this morning to call on Gov. John Kasich to veto the measure if it reaches his desk.
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Vote on controversial energy bill delayed; Church leaders appeal to Kasich

COLUMBUS — “A House panel was to meet this morning to recommend Senate Bill 310, a measure that would put a two-year freeze on state standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency. The committee vote was to be followed by a vote on the House floor. Those plans were canceled […]

State must not derail progress on energy efficiency
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State must not derail progress on energy efficiency

CINCINNATI — “As for the argument about natural gas, while it’s preferable to coal and other fossil fuels, it isn’t the sole long-term solution to Ohio’s energy needs. Renewables and efficiency are essential strategies in any state’s efforts to lower costs long term and minimize damage to the environment. It’s […]