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.
The Ludington Pumped Storage hydroelectric facility in western Michigan is a clean and renewable energy source that should receive credits for its ability to reduce carbon emissions, according to various state and federal lawmakers. But amid comprehensive energy policy proposals at the federal and state levels, debate swirls over whether the operation along Lake Michigan is actually clean or renewable.
Papers filed last week in one of Ohio’s utility “bailout” cases suggest how companies could benefit in upcoming capacity auctions for the PJM grid area.
Is it a good idea to incorporate a renewable energy mandate into a state’s constitution? It’s a hotly contested question in Michigan, where voters will soon decide on a ballot initiative called Proposal 3 that would make the state the first to do so.