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Ohio: More clean energy jobs, but for projects in other states
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Ohio: More clean energy jobs, but for projects in other states

COLUMBUS — “Although a new jobs report shows Ohio with a net gain in renewable energy jobs last year, most of those jobs were for out-of-state projects. As a result, industry experts say, the state lost out on additional jobs that would have been local, well-paid and ongoing. And despite […]

Cecil Thomas represents the 9th District in the Ohio Senate.
Clean Power Plan / Energy

Opinion: Ohio must embrace clean energy

CINCINNATI — “We are in a strong position in Ohio to build upon an existing base of clean energy businesses with new investments in renewable energy and energy waste reduction and to our air quality in the process. A study conducted by ICF International shows Ohio has nearly 89,000 alternative […]

Kasich bashes clean energy and climate action at Ohio Town Hall
Energy

Kasich bashes clean energy and climate action at Ohio Town Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — At a town hall event in Ohio’s manufacturing hub on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for traveling to Paris to fight climate change, and said clean energy was too expensive for the region. The Ohio governor’s remarks came in response […]

John Kasich Town Hall Mansfield March 12th
Freeze on Clean Energy

John Kasich Town Hall Mansfield March 12th

MANSFIELD — At a town hall event on Saturday,March 12, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich answered a question by Ohio Citizen Action member Jennifer Roddis. Question: Ohio saw benefits from energy standards adopted in 2008 that led to more jobs, less pollution and lower utility bills. Then the legislature instituted […]

Appalachian Power moves toward renewables, Mon Power considering more investments in coal
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Appalachian Power moves toward renewables, Mon Power considering more investments in coal

CHARLESTON, WV — “Alternatively, First Energy laid out no specific plans to adopt renewable energy, didn’t take into account any type of growth in rooftop solar and questioned the applicability of most alternative energy sources in West Virginia, outside of wind. ‘Numerous renewable energy sources are under development or currently […]

Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions
Energy

Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

WASHINGTON, DC — “Electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid during 2016. Most of these additions come from three resources: solar (9.5 GW), natural gas (8.0 GW), and wind (6.8 GW), which together make up 93% of total […]

Kasich weighs in on climate change, calls for more renewables
Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich weighs in on climate change, calls for more renewables

COLCHESTER, VT — “Kasich has said before that he accepts the fact that climate change is happening, though he’s stopped short of calling for strong action on the issue. ‘I am a believer — my goodness I am a Republican — I happen to believe there is a problem with […]

China blows past the U.S. in wind power
Energy

China blows past the U.S. in wind power

Reducing air pollution is a bigger incentive than lowering carbon emissions WASHINGTON, DC — “China solidified its standing as the world’s wind energy behemoth in 2015, adding almost as much wind power capacity in one year as the total installed capacity of the three largest U.S. wind-producing states: Texas, Iowa […]

AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Renewable energy charges to show up on AEP bills

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. customers will soon see the costs of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs on their bills. An Ohio law that froze the state’s alternative energy standards included a requirement that power companies include the cost of such programs on customers’ bills. Ratepayers have […]

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in New Boston, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke/AP)
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich to Ohio lawmakers: Don’t gut efficiency and clean energy

CLEVELAND — “Gov. John Kasich warned Ohio GOP lawmakers during a presidential campaign stop this week in The Granite State that he will not stand for them to gut the state’s law’s requiring electric utilities to provide energy efficiency programs for customers and to sell more green power. ‘Some wanted […]