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Featured Story Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

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  You’ll find it at Ohio Citizen Action. This is the chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference. You’ll get to know the environmental issues and the people they affect in our area. Here, you can really put your values into action by earning a living and […]

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Victory Consumers score a victory on Dayton Power & Light fixed rate charge

Consumers score a victory on Dayton Power & Light fixed rate charge

COLUMBUS — Dayton Power & Light customers will not have to pay a $13 monthly fixed rate or customer charge on their bills, thanks to a settlement reached among the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and consumer and environmental advocates on June 22. The charge will increase to $7 per month, but […]

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Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018
Featured Story

Ohio Citizen Action testimony to PUCO, Dec 4, 2018

COLUMBUS — Good morning, I’m Rachael Belz, Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action. I’m here today to provide testimony in favor of American Electric Power’s application 18-501-EL-FOR to add renewable generating facilities to their energy portfolio. Ohio Citizen Action had worked on both consumer and environmental community issues in Ohio […]

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Rural Jobs: A Big Reason Midwest Should Love Clean Energy

From wind power maintenance to energy efficiency upgrades, clean energy job opportunities outnumber fossil fuel work in much of the rural Midwest NEW YORK, NY — “Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape in the rural Midwest, and with them have come jobs, income for farmers and […]

Highland County solar projects pending approval
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Highland County solar projects pending approval

Proposed facilities could bring millions of dollars COLUMBUS — “Local and area officials gathered in Columbus on Tuesday to urge the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve the construction of two massive solar farms in Highland County that could potentially bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to […]

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing
AEP / Energy / Renewable Energy / Solar Energy

Proposed AEP solar plants in southern Ohio have strong backing at hearing

COLUMBUS — “It was hard to find an opponent at Tuesday’s state hearing over American Electric Power’s proposal to build two solar plants in southern Ohio. More than 50 people testified at the hearing at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and all of them glowed about the project from an […]

Climate change impacts report presents risks, opportunities for Ohio
Climate Change / Renewable Energy

Climate change impacts report presents risks, opportunities for Ohio

Clean energy advocates hope the increased threats highlighted in the federal report will push the state to embrace climate action COLUMBUS — “Clean energy advocates say last month’s federal report on climate change underscores the need for action in Ohio, which faces increased risks from flooding, heat and pollution, according […]

Concerned citizens sound-off on proposed Vectren rate increase
Fixed Rate Hikes

Concerned citizens sound-off on proposed Vectren rate increase

DAYTON — “The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Thursday night in Dayton as Vectren proposes a rate increase. Officials say they were there to listen to customer concerns about the proposal, which would increase gas distribution rates and implement alternative plans. Those in opposition say the claim […]

Clean Energy Rally in Medina
Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Clean Energy Rally in Medina

MEDINA – On Tuesday, November 13 we were in Medina to tell Senate President Larry Obhof that we need more wind energy in Ohio. Over the past four years, Ohio has missed out on $4.2 billion of new revenue to our energy sector. This happened because, in 2014, our state legislature passed […]

AEP solar hearing
Call to Action

AEP solar hearing

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has scheduled a public hearing on AEP’s proposal for 900 megawatts of renewable energy in Ohio, including 400 megawatts of solar in Appalachian Ohio. The PUCO is assessing the need for renewables in Ohio. It’s critical we pack the house and that the PUCO hears […]

Timber Road II wind project in western Ohio. 
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Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Paulding County farmers, wind industry association sue state over restrictive wind setback law

PAULDING —  “A group of farmers in Paulding County has filed suit against the state of Ohio, alleging that the Ohio General Assembly violated the state constitution when it passed a dramatic increase in wind setback mandates. In a case joined by the wind industry, the farmers assert that the […]