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Kasich vows to veto any bill that kills renewable energy standards Kasich has agreed to let the freeze expire. Photo credit: Associated Press
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Ohio’s energy future: What’s the problem?

  Ohio stands at a crossroads about its energy future. As ratepayers and citizens, we need to speak out now.  In 2014, our state legislature passed a law putting a two-year freeze on our clean energy standards. We need to get Ohio back on track to an efficient and clean […]

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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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PicMyEnergy Mix Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer

Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer

CLEVELAND — When you buy a product or service you can mostly get what you want, right? For instance, with a new car purchase you can prioritize things like gas mileage, safety or other features in accordance with your values and needs. Now what about your home’s electricity — is […]

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Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, seen in this 2011 file photo, has tried for several years to weaken the state’s renewable energy laws. (Associated Press)
Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

New proposals for Ohio’s clean energy mandates coming at Statehouse

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s goals for clean energy could be cut in half in a bill Ohio legislators are considering in response to the freeze on such standards set to expire at the end of the year. The work comes after Gov. John Kasich again signaled resistance to any bill that […]

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Clean Power Plan / Research & Reports

Is your governor or attorney general a climate denier? This map will tell you.

WASHINGTON, DC — “After sweating through the second straight year that earned the title of hottest year on record, new research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that 24 governors and attorneys general publicly deny the reality of climate change. It also gives a comprehensive summary of […]

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio scheduled two local public hearings on a proposed Dayton Power & Light rate plan Tuesday. In this June photo, a DP&L crew works on lines to restore power on Spinning Road. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF
Dayton Power & Light / Energy

DP&L switches proposed electric charge before hearing

DAYTON — “On Friday, four days before a public hearing in Dayton, Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) withdrew a proposed ‘reliable electricity rider,’ or charge, in favor of another proposed charge, this one for “distribution and modernization.” A proposed ‘electric security plan’ for DP&L — the subject of Public Utilities […]

Kasich vows to veto any legislation extending renewable energy freeze, lawmakers also uneasy
Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich vows to veto any legislation extending renewable energy freeze, lawmakers also uneasy

COLUMBUS — “Gov. John Kasich has again threatened to veto any legislation that would kill the state’s laws requiring electric companies to help customers use less electricity and to sell more power generated by wind, solar and other renewable technologies. That puts the administration on a collision course with State […]

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Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Ohio Senate energy bill out of touch with conservatives

COLUMBUS — “Ohio Senator Bill Seitz is up to his old tricks again this week, circulating an amended version of SB 320, a dead on arrival bill (originally introduced–and jettisoned by lawmakers–last spring) that would continue to kick the can down the road on Ohio’s wildly successful clean energy standards. […]

Ohio Statehouse
Commentary / Freeze on Clean Energy

Thomas Suddes commentary: Ohioans brace for ‘post-election’ season

COLUMBUS — “While everyone’s watching Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton (or, most likely, football), some state issues are being quietly shaped in Columbus, waiting for the traditional, and traditionally frenzied, post-election (‘lame-duck’) session of the General Assembly. One issue that might (or might not) be addressed is Ohio’s two-year freeze […]

Kasich says he’d veto any bill eliminating clean-energy standards
Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich says he’d veto any bill eliminating clean-energy standards

AUSTIN, TX — “Gov. John Kasich has reiterated his threat to veto any legislation that would eliminate standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency. His comments, which were made Friday at an event in Austin, Texas, could be a bad sign for proposals on the topic that are pending in […]

Kasich has agreed to let the freeze expire. Photo credit: Associated Press
Freeze on Clean Energy

Kasich vows to veto any bill that kills renewable energy standards

AUSTIN, TX — “Gov. John Kasich is reiterating that he’ll veto bills that try to kill the state’s renewable energy standards. At the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Kasich was asked about Ohio’s low ranking for carbon emissions. His defense of the state’s record included remarks on efforts to roll […]

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Coal Ash

Advocates, TVA spar over safety of compaction as a coal ash solution

KINGSTON, TN — “How to dispose of coal ash? It’s a particularly pressing question for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), whose 2008 dam breach at their Kingston, Tennessee plant spilled 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into the Clinch and Emory rivers, and led to congressional hearings and new 2015 […]

Energy policies swirling into political maelstrom locally, nationally
Energy

Energy policies swirling into political maelstrom locally, nationally

CLEVELAND — “Policy disputes about how electricity ought to be generated and the role of fossil fuels such as gas and oil on the economy are generating one kind of product to be sure — reports from economists and pollsters. No fewer than two economic reports and one poll were […]