Post Tagged with: "SB 310"

Clearing the air?
Clean Power Plan / Coal / Energy

Clearing the air?

Politics, religion, civil-rights activism converge in debate over climate change WASHINGTON, DC — “With Ohio at the crossroads, President Obama’s landmark effort to reduce climate change has some 1960s overtones in how it has brought religion and the civil-rights movement into the fold. …Ohio is at the crossroads not only […]

SB 310 makes it far harder for Ohio to comply with the Clean Power Plan
Clean Power Plan / Energy

SB 310 makes it far harder for Ohio to comply with the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC — “Last Monday, President Obama stood at the podium in the East Room of the White House to announce ‘the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change’ – the final Clean Power Plan (CPP). As the President noted in his […]

Ohio wraps up its SB 310 “Energy Mandates” Committee, but the facts don’t lie: Efficiency and renewables are a win-win for the state
Energy

Ohio wraps up its SB 310 “Energy Mandates” Committee, but the facts don’t lie: Efficiency and renewables are a win-win for the state

NEW YORK, NY — “It would seem counterintuitive to put on hold a state law that has reaped over a billion of dollars in financial rewards for consumers, added thousands of well-paying local jobs to a struggling economy, and protected public health by enabling significant reductions in climate change-causing carbon […]

Ohio’s clean-energy mandates likely to be cut as legislative panel ends work
Energy

Ohio’s clean-energy mandates likely to be cut as legislative panel ends work

Result could be reduction, not repeal, of benchmarks COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s clean-energy benchmarks are more likely to be reduced than repealed, according to the leaders of a special legislative panel that has been studying the topic. The Energy Mandates Study Committee held its final meeting on Monday, and its members […]

Ohio’s clean energy changes force Cincinnati company to look elsewhere
Energy

Ohio’s clean energy changes force Cincinnati company to look elsewhere

CINCINNATI —  “A change to the state of Ohio’s clean energy policy has left one Cincinnati firm reaching out to other areas to keep its business running. Steve Melink, president of Melink Corp., said the state legislature’s decision to remove renewable energy requirements for companies has left the four business […]

Big Internet companies want Big Wind to make their electricity, even in Ohio
Energy

Big Internet companies want Big Wind to make their electricity, even in Ohio

COLUMBUS — “The construction of ‘wind farms’ in Ohio’s rural regions was supposed to generate millions of dollars in new taxes for schools and a new cash crop in the form of lease payments to farms. But those developments were derailed a year ago when Republican lawmakers slipped last-minute language into […]

The Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center is among Ohio schools seeing significant cost savings from energy efficiency. (Image via E2 / YouTube capture)
Energy

Ohio energy-efficiency slowdown could have broad impacts

COLUMBUS — “Schools, cities and businesses could lose out if Ohio further rolls back state policies that have spurred job growth in the state’s clean energy sector, industry leaders say. Approximately 89,000 Ohioans work in jobs involving clean energy, and the sector still has plenty of room to grow, Environmental […]

Ohio must reverse course to continue its clean energy progress
Clean Power Plan / Energy

Ohio must reverse course to continue its clean energy progress

CLEVELAND — “When it comes to Ohio energy policy, we’ve seen some steps in the wrong direction this past year. Last May, the Ohio state legislature passed and then Gov. Kasich signed into law an ill-advised bill, Senate Bill 310, to freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for […]

Clean-energy sector hurt by Ohio S.B. 310
Energy

Clean-energy sector hurt by Ohio S.B. 310

Group says freeze on standards set state back TOLEDO — “Since last June, when Ohio lawmakers froze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, the state’s clean-energy sector has suffered an economic setback and will stay in jeopardy unless the freeze is lifted, an organization of business leaders, investors, […]

In Ohio, energy-saving upgrades hampered by ‘freeze’
Energy

In Ohio, energy-saving upgrades hampered by ‘freeze’

COLUMBUS — “Ohio continues to have a huge untapped potential for combined heat and power, or CHP — a clean energy technology that could save customers money and improve the state’s electric security while capitalizing on the current shale gas boom. However, a ‘freeze’ in the state’s clean energy standards […]