Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Ohio Still Trying to Kill Clean Energy

4 Apr , 2017  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits For the past few years Ohio’s energy future has been in the balance. Backed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the fossil fuel industry, Ohio legislators introduced bills in 2014 that would freeze renewable and energy efficiency standards in the state for two years while lawmakers studied the […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Will Ohio Choose Energy Efficiency?

20 Dec , 2016  

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Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Zondits has previously written about Ohio’s tumultuous relationship with energy efficiency and renewable energy standards. Over the past few years Ohio has been in a suspended state as these goals remain frozen, putting the future of energy efficiency and renewable energy on hold. Now a new bill (HB 554) has […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

FirstEnergy’s Efficiency Plans Face Critical Review

27 Sep , 2016  

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FirstEnergy could make millions in profits from its energy efficiency plan Midwest Energy News, September 22, 2016 Critics say FirstEnergy’s plan to resume its energy efficiency programs in Ohio could let the company take credit for work done by others and make millions of dollars as a result — at customers’ expense. Profiting from others’ work? FirstEnergy’s […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Columbia Gas Embraces Energy Awareness Month with Incentives

21 Oct , 2015  


Columbia Gas of Ohio celebrates Energy Awareness Month, introduces New Resource to Help Customers Save October 15, 2015. Image credit: Bev It’s time to put a spotlight on your home. Do you know how much it’s really costing you? October is National Energy Awareness Month, and Columbia Gas of Ohio is dedicating this week to energy […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Clean Energy Investments Stalled in Ohio

27 Jan , 2015  

Pause in mandate for clean energy chills alternatives The Blade, January 14, 2015 Ohio’s two-year timeout on its mandate that utilities get more of their power from renewable and advanced technology sources has dampened investment in what were once booming solar and wind industries in the state, according to a study released Tuesday. The nonpartisan […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

FirstEnergy Will Disband Efficiency Programs by the End of 2014

1 Dec , 2014  

State regulators on Thursday approved FirstEnergy’s request to scuttle most of its consumer energy efficiency programs at the end of the year, ending popular rebates and discounts on Energy Star appliances and lighting and rewards for turning in old appliances.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Ohio EE Standard Freeze Will Negatively Impact Low Income Residents

17 Nov , 2014  

Although all Ohio ratepayers benefit from energy-efficient home weatherization programs for low-income families, future benefits could suffer from recent changes to state law, says a new report. Investments in those programs have been producing $2.51 in savings and other benefits for every $1 they cost, reports the study from Policy Matters Ohio.

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Dummies Double Down in Ohio

1 Oct , 2014  


Samuel Randazzo, general counsel for the Industrial Energy Users — Ohio, a group representing some of the state’s largest industries, said the problems with the proposed EPA rule are “comprehensive” and noted that Ohio has joined with other states to file preemptive litigation for prevent the U.S. EPA to move forward.

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Fossil Fuel Funded Groups Spread False Info in Ohio

28 Apr , 2014  


Utility and fossil fuel-funded front groups are peddling disinformation to attack Ohio’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) and Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) that should not be considered credible evidence as legislators debate a bill to freeze the pro-clean technology laws.

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