Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
A research group says a new law freezing the state’s green energy standards has led to significant declines in the wind and solar industry in Ohio. But the study is getting some blowback from a key backer of that law.
FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.
Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.
Many advocates and interest groups are lining up to voice their opinions on a bill that would drastically change Ohio’s energy landscape.
A group in Northeast Ohio is promoting an alternative form of atomic power that they say promises safer and cheaper nuclear reactors: Thorium. But critics say its time as a viable energy source has passed.
A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates has stalled for a second time amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers.
A new report out this week says Ohio contributed to the more than 110,000 clean energy jobs created in the U.S. in 2012.
The measure signed Monday includes new regulations for hydraulic fracturing, as well as a controversial measure that will let companies capture and use heat runoff and claim it as renewable energy.
The proposal would allow electric companies to use some projects that involve fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.