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Ohio has far fewer utility-scale wind farms than neighbors Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. This map shows wind farms of 5 megawatts or greater as of the third quarter of last year. Two more projects have come online in Ohio since then but are not shown on this map. (Map courtesy of the American Wind Energy Association)
Wind Energy

Will the Ohio legislature allow the wind industry to thrive?

CLEVELAND — “Ohio has enough wind to generate electricity on a large scale. What it lacks is a rulebook that allows developers to do just that. In 2014, the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation that more than doubled the distance wind turbines have to be from unoccupied neighboring property, assuming the […]

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Renewable Energy

Power grid taking on more renewables amid policy, technical challenges

ST PAUL, MN — “Renewable energy accounted for nearly two-thirds of new power sources on the U.S. electric grid in 2016, according to data released this month by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It marks the third consecutive year that wind, solar and other renewables made up more than […]

Job growth in different energy sectors mirrors the evolution of the nation's power mix.  
Credit: Department of Energy
Renewable Energy

Renewables, efficiency dominate job growth in energy sector

WASHINGTON, DC — “The DOE’s findings in its second annual jobs report underscores the evolution in the power sector as utilities shift from traditional power generation sources such as coal and nuclear toward natural gas, efficiency and renewable energy. It should come as no surprise, then, that the renewable energy […]

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio
Renewable Energy

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio

DAYTON — “Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long […]

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Renewable Energy

Four reasons 30% wind and solar is technically no big deal (Opinion)

Many regions are already operating power systems with more renewable energy than previously thought possible WASHINGTON, DC — “Lower costs, enhanced capabilities, and an abundance of resources have set the United States and much of the world on track to increase renewable energy deployment and decrease carbon emissions from the […]

Wind energy poised for growth in Ohio, advocates say
Renewable Energy

Wind energy poised for growth in Ohio, advocates say

COLUMBUS — “Wind energy development in Ohio continued its years-long lull in 2016, a wind-energy trade group says, but development appears poised to accelerate with a project involving Amazon and several others under construction. So far this year, Ohio has had one small wind farm begin operation, a 1.5-megawatt facility […]

Illustration: Simon Abranowicz
Renewable Energy

Wind is the new corn for struggling farmers

NEW YORK CITY, NY — “Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming low-income rural areas in ways not seen since the federal government gave land to homesteaders 150 years ago. As commodity prices threaten to reach decade lows and farmers struggle to meet debt payments, […]

The new offshore wind playbook: Inside the feds’ plan to spur 86 GW by 2050
Renewable Energy

The new offshore wind playbook: Inside the feds’ plan to spur 86 GW by 2050

Falling costs and proximity to load centers will make offshore wind a major resource, a new DOE/DOI report predicts WASHINGTON, DC — “It took eight years to build 30 MW of offshore wind in U.S. coastal waters but the Obama administration is now pushing federal agencies to support a build […]

Windmills at sunset in the Tehachapi farm, California.
Energy / Renewable Energy

Wind and solar get cheaper and better

WASHINGTON, DC — “In the cornfields of Iowa, thousands of wind turbines are spinning, supplying over 30 percent of the state’s power—the highest percentage of any US state. On especially windy days in the spring, there may be enough wind power to run the whole state. The state’s largest utility, […]

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down challenge to wind-farm approval
Renewable Energy

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down challenge to wind-farm approval

COLUMBUS— “The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a challenge of the way state officials approved a wind farm in Champaign County. In a unanimous ruling released on Wednesday, the court found that the Ohio Power Siting Board was proper in the way it approved revisions to a proposal for the […]