Wind Energy

Wind turbine setback, battles over green energy rules expected in Ohio legislature

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio.
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CLEVELAND — “Renewable energy’s struggle to grow in Ohio is expected to resume this fall following years of political battles over state energy mandates.

Legislation amending how close a wind turbine can be to adjacent property not part of a wind farm is planned by Republican state senator Cliff Hite of Findlay.

Senator Matt Dolan of Chagrin Falls said Thursday he would be a co-sponsor.

Wind farm development abruptly stopped in 2014 when Republicans then controlling the Senate, without debate, slipped language into the final version of a budget bill nearly tripling the distance a wind turbine could be from adjacent property not part of a wind farm.”

— John Funk, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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