Post Tagged with: "Energy Efficiency"

Renewables freeze could make EPA compliance tougher for Ohio
Energy

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
Energy

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
Energy

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
Energy

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
Energy

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.
Energy

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
Energy

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 […]

Energy efficiency mandates in Ohio are welcomed by many large companies
Energy

Energy efficiency mandates in Ohio are welcomed by many large companies

COLUMBUS — “About a dozen or so of Ohio’s heavy industries — led by Alcoa and the Timken Company —  have fiercely campaigned to convince lawmakers that the state’s energy efficiency mandates are financially burdensome and unnecessary. But not all large companies in Ohio agree. More than 20 other large […]

Ohio Senate votes to halt state energy efficiency rules, wind and solar development
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio Senate votes to halt state energy efficiency rules, wind and solar development

COLUMBUS — “The GOP Senate majority feuded with Kasich behind closed doors for more than 18 hours Wednesday in a battle played out against a national and global debate about climate change. In a nearly solid party-line vote, the Senate approved legislation at 1:06 a.m Thursday that allowed a two-year […]

Ohio’s renewable energy industries spent $1 billion here, employs 3,500
Energy

Ohio’s renewable energy industries spent $1 billion here, employs 3,500

COLUMBUS — “A nine-man squad of business leaders has parachuted into the political fray over renewable energy and energy efficiency with one message — jobs and investment. ‘Our companies collectively employ over 3,500 Ohioans and we are opposed to permanently freezing the renewable energy standards at 2014 levels,’ the nine […]