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Strong future forecast for renewable energy
Energy

Strong future forecast for renewable energy

Wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy could be the fastest growing power sources over the next few decades WASHINGTON, DC — “In its forward-looking report for the year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source through 2040. New investments in renewable […]

Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)
Energy

State lawmaker part of effort to stop Ohio wind project

COLUMBUS — “An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, which includes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy. Greenwich Windpark, one of the few wind energy projects moving forward […]

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid
AEP / Energy

Solar group, AEP at odds over costs of connecting to grid

Alliance for Solar Choice launches campaign against utility’s stance COLUMBUS — “An advocate for rooftop solar power is taking shots at American Electric Power. The Alliance for Solar Choice is behind a website, www.unamericanelectricpower.com, and a billboard truck that was in Columbus on Tuesday to promote the site. The group […]

Phil Trumbull of Woodville, shows U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur how to plug a charger into a charging station at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor.
Energy / FirstEnergy

Rep. Kaptur takes Kasich to task on renewable energy

OAK HARBOR — “Still angry over Ohio’s two-year freeze on renewable-energy mandates that Gov. John Kasich signed into law last year, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) told The Blade on Tuesday the governor ‘shouldn’t lead us backwards’ if he wants to be president. …Asked what that all means in […]

Solar energy gets cloudy in Ohio
Energy

Solar energy gets cloudy in Ohio

Ohio installers say they’re forced to pursue business out of state because of new energy law DUBLIN — “Hull & Associates of Dublin, the project manager behind a Brattleboro, Vt., solar array, has been looking far afield for work following a steep drop in projects in Ohio. The company is […]

Fossil fuels just lost the race against renewables
Energy

Fossil fuels just lost the race against renewables

This is the beginning of the end. NEW YORK, NY — “The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the […]

Advocates hope Ohio energy committee will broaden focus
Energy

Advocates hope Ohio energy committee will broaden focus

COLUMBUS — “While an Ohio energy study committee is tasked by law to look broadly at both the costs and benefits of the state’s clean energy standards, advocates say most of the group’s focus so far has been on factors against them. ‘The committee has stated that they are coming […]

Christian Lofton with Renewable Energy Design (RED) Group and Daryl Cox with Sylverster & Cockrum Installers, aligning a panel and tightening the nib clamps. Solarize Charlotte is a grassroots initiative to help make the transition to solar power as affordable as possible.
Energy

Americans want more solar and wind, not coal – Gallup poll

WASHINGTON, DC — “A new Gallup poll shows that broad majorities of Americans want more emphasis on renewable energy sources like wind and solar, while coal remains least popular. … the poll shows that a full 79% of Americans want more emphasis on producing energy from solar power, while only 28% […]

Truth: Rooftop solar capacity benefits all ratepayers
Energy

Truth: Rooftop solar capacity benefits all ratepayers

CLEVELAND — “The lie goes something like this: Households and business that install photovoltaic panels are doing so at the expense of other electricity ratepayers because they are “subsidized” by those that don’t have solar panels. The truth is this: Rooftop solar provides substantial benefits for everyone, regardless of who […]

Ohio has only begun to tap into its clean energy resources. Continuing the state’s commitment to these resources could bring significant benefits to Ohio as it diversifies its electricity mix away from an over-reliance on fossil fuels.
Energy

New rules cloud future for large-scale wind farms in Ohio

TOLEDO  — “The long-range forecast for big wind farms in Ohio is cloudy at best. About a dozen wind farm projects that have been certified by the state are essentially on hold now and may never get off the ground after Ohio put in a two-year delay on its renewable […]