Ohio’s green energy companies look to greener pastures

In 2014, Ohio Senate Bill 310 temporarily rolled back renewable and energy efficiency standards. On its heels, state House Bill 483 significantly increased the property setback for wind turbines, thus increasing project costs. Now clean energy business executives and advocates say that money is flowing out of Ohio at a rapid rate as renewable energy companies look to greener pastures for their products and services.

Ohio study finds more costs than benefits in shale gas drilling

Shale drilling has yielded mixed economic results and unfulfilled promises in Carroll County, Ohio, as noted in a study by Policy Matters Ohio. Unemployment is down to 8.3 percent from a recession-era high of 14 percent. However, in parsing these figures, researchers discovered that shale gas drilling has not yet lived up to the jobs promised.