Although a new jobs report shows Ohio with a net gain in clean energy jobs last year, most of those jobs were for out-of-state projects.
Making solar energy available in low-income areas can provide lasting financial relief from high electric bills, as well as expanded employment opportunities and improved environmental health, says a new report released this week.
Conservation and environmental groups will now have a formal seat at the table when regulators meet to review water quality issues and standards for the Ohio River – a status enjoyed by the power industry and other groups for years.
FirstEnergy’s plan to guarantee profits for certain nuclear and coal power plants isn’t just bad for competition in the energy sector, but for Ohio overall, say challengers.
FirstEnergy’s latest filings with Ohio regulators seek to limit what challengers can say in arguing against a plan to guarantee profits for certain power plants.
The longer Ohio waits to cut air emissions from power plants, the more adverse illnesses it can expect for its citizens, say health and environmental advocates.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is under pressure from conservation groups over a bill that could benefit the fossil fuel industry while cutting back on protection and support for parks, historic sites and natural areas.
Advocates for environmental groups and the wind industry say an Ohio lawmaker’s arguments for keeping tougher wind turbine restrictions are flawed and inconsistent with how other forms of energy are treated, especially fossil fuels.
Researchers say coal beds, not fracking, are most likely to blame for methane found in water wells in an Ohio county -- but that doesn’t mean fracked wells won’t cause contamination in the future.
Little chance remains for a stay while Ohio and other states challenge the Clean Power Plan, say environmental advocates.