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Capacity auction reveals Ohio’s backslide on energy efficiency

COLUMBUS — “The impact of a decision by Ohio lawmakers to weaken state energy efficiency requirements was clearly reflected in the results of a recent capacity auction, analysts say. The amount of energy efficiency from Ohio utilities that cleared the most recent capacity auction by grid operator PJM is down […]

Despite solar job growth, company officials say Ohio policy prevented more
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Despite solar job growth, company officials say Ohio policy prevented more

WASHINGTON, DC — “Employment in Ohio’s solar industry grew 21 percent last year, with the addition of 1,020 jobs, according to the report. The state’s total of 5,831 jobs ranked Ohio’s solar industry employment 11th overall, but only 25th on a per capita basis. Company leaders say Ohio could have […]

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

The Timber Road wind farm near Tipton, Ohio. photo: David Grant
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Reports: Ohio energy standard costs lower than previously thought

COLUMBUS — “As Ohio lawmakers continue to debate the state’s renewable energy standards, a pair of recent reports show the costs of complying with the laws are significantly lower than previously thought. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued its final alternative energy compliance report for the year 2013 last […]

Homage to Old King Coal
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Homage to Old King Coal

TOLEDO — “Before Ohio froze its energy-efficiency mandate, it saved consumers and businesses $1 billion on their electric bills and curbed energy waste. Environmental groups cite other benefits, less quantifiable but no less crucial, from the carbon-pollution rule to Ohio, such as improved public health from reduced air pollution — […]

Ohio’s renewable energy backpedaling
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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 […]

Reinstating Ohio’s alternative-energy standards must become a priority for Gov. John Kasich: editorial
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Reinstating Ohio’s alternative-energy standards must become a priority for Gov. John Kasich: editorial

CLEVELAND — “There’s good news about the possible thaw of Ohio’s frozen renewable-energy and energy-efficiency benchmarks. First, Republican Gov. John Kasich remains opposed to continuing the freeze beyond its scheduled 2017 expiration. Second, the General Assembly evidently won’t debate until next year bids to weaken the benchmarks or extend the wrongheaded freeze — ensuring […]

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 […]

Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach
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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

Presidential contender’s proposal includes renewables, conservation measures COLUMBUS — “Last year, the Republican-controlled General Assembly enacted a two-year timeout in state law that required utilities to find at least 25 percent of their power from renewable or advanced technology sources by the year 2025. That two-year freeze is set to […]

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Ohio politicians on “Energy Mandates Study Committee” took $830,000 from dirty energy companies

COLUMBUS — “A wolf pack of in-state utilities and out-of-state petrochemical billionaires has attacked Ohio’s clean energy law, threatening to kill clean jobs and wreak further damage on the environment. This attack is led by Ohio state Senator Bill Seitz (R), who five years earlier voted for the law, but […]