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Renewable energy investment predicted to surge
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Renewable energy investment predicted to surge

Countries are realizing the cost of their dependence on oil and coal, says International Energy Agency PARIS, FRANCE —”Between the tropics and probably as far as the 33rd parallel, the sun could soon be a major source of energy for households and businesses alike. Countries such as Mexico and Indonesia, […]

Ohio’s renewable energy backpedaling
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio’s renewable energy backpedaling

DAYTON — “One sign that there was a bias in the  information given to the Study Committee is an estimate  that the unemployment rate would increase by 10% due to the original renewable portfolio standard.  A careful reading shows that this number refers not to future losses, but estimated past […]

If elected president, Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to push for greater production of energy from oil, gas, nuclear, coal and renewable sources.
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Don’t make Ohio’s energy fumble

DETROIT — “Ohio made a bad call last spring when Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s General Assembly froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. The move undeniably shackled the state’s clean energy economy. Now, more than a year later, Kasich has drastically changed his tune, calling a continued […]

Ohio lawmakers’ energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)
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Ohio lawmakers’ energy mandates study critically flawed: Gabe Elsner (Opinion)

CLEVELAND — “…the analysis done by Strata Policy uses a statistical trick to inflate the economic impacts of renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Strata’s authors used a model of analysis that considers the economic conditions from four years before to four years after the enactment of the policy to determine the impact. Coincidentally, […]

Debate over Ohio’s energy mandates is heavy on opinions, light on research
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Debate over Ohio’s energy mandates is heavy on opinions, light on research

COLUMBUS — “Late last month, Republican leaders of a legislative study committee recommended that a current two-year-long freeze on the standards should be extended indefinitely. The standards, passed in 2008, give utility companies in Ohio until 2026 to slash customers’ power usage by 22 percent and get 12.5 percent of their power […]

‘Giveaways’ fill final report on Ohio clean energy standards
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‘Giveaways’ fill final report on Ohio clean energy standards

COLUMBUS — “The committee’s final report, issued September 30, focuses on the costs of the policies while not mentioning the benefits. Gov. John Kasich has called the committee’s recommendation to indefinitely continue the freeze “unacceptable.” However, the committee’s final report doesn’t stop there – it also calls for other changes […]

Clean energy standard freeze “suffocating” investment in Ohio?
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Clean energy standard freeze “suffocating” investment in Ohio?

COLUMBUS – A recommendation to keep Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards frozen at 2014 levels is drawing fire from conservation and environmental groups, as well as Gov. John Kasich. The standards were put in place in 2008 and last year lawmakers enacted a two-year freeze. The Energy Mandates […]

Kasich sees the light on renewable energy – sort of – during his presidential campaign
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich sees the light on renewable energy – sort of – during his presidential campaign

TOLEDO — “…Kasich’s reversal on the general renewable energy mandates is seen by many as a huge step forward and a testament to the growing strength of that market, especially after major corporations such as Amazon put out signals it wasn’t eager to invest in Ohio if it continued to […]

If the Ohio General Assembly doesn’t lift the freeze on renewable energy benchmarks, then Gov. John Kasich should push for reinstating the benchmarks: editorial
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

If the Ohio General Assembly doesn’t lift the freeze on renewable energy benchmarks, then Gov. John Kasich should push for reinstating the benchmarks: editorial

CLEVELAND — “The freeze bill created a 13-member Energy Mandates Study Committee, and required it to report by this Wednesday. The committee is co-chaired by State Rep. Kristina Roegner, of Hudson, and State Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, both Republicans. And among the panel’s members is State Sen. Sandra Williams, […]

Kasich says indefinite freeze of clean-energy standards is ‘unacceptable’
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich says indefinite freeze of clean-energy standards is ‘unacceptable’

COLUMBUS — “Count Gov. John Kasich among the opponents of a legislative plan to be released today calling for an indefinite freeze in the state’s clean-energy standards. ‘A continued freeze of Ohio’s energy standards is unacceptable and we stand willing to work with the Ohio General Assembly to craft a […]