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

How did your legislator vote on HB 554?
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How did your legislator vote on HB 554?

Clean-energy standards would become optional for the next two years under HB 554 that passed the Ohio Senate late December 8 and then passed the House early December 9. Kasich has 10 working days to use his veto pen before the legislation automatically becomes law. Please call his office (614)466-3555 […]

Crews work on a solar farm near Minster, Ohio.  Photo: American Renewable Energy and Power
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Critics: Jobs will be in jeopardy if Ohio energy bill becomes law

COLUMBUS — “On the same day that a new study reported that more than 300 companies in Ohio are part of the supply chains for the wind and solar industries, lawmakers voted a bill out of committee that would make compliance with the state’s clean energy standards voluntary until 2020. […]

The Ohio Environmental Council's Action Fund took aim this week at State Rep. Kristina Roegner, a Republican from Hudson, and vice-chair of the House Public Utilities Committee, for her position on pending legislation that would resurrect state rules requiring power companies to provide an increasing percentages of renewable power through 2027 but make compliance for the next three years voluntary. The Action Fund projected this digital billboard on a bank building located on Capitol Square. (Brian Kaiser)
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Ohio lawmakers to make green energy mandates voluntary until 2020

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Republican lawmakers inched closer to a standoff with Gov. John Kasich Wednesday when the House Public Utilities Committee approved a bill that would, in effect, continue the two-year freeze on rules requiring power companies to provide green energy and energy efficiency programs. The committee, chaired by Rep. […]