The Trump administration’s shifts in energy and environmental policy likely won’t change the downward trajectory of America’s coal sector, industry experts reported at a panel in Cleveland this week.
Two bills in the Ohio Senate aim to ease restrictions in a 2014 law that have effectively blocked the development of new commercial wind farms in the state.
Despite a big win from Ohio regulators last month, FirstEnergy has filed papers asking for still more review.
A draft Department of Energy report shows mainly minor or negligible short-term impacts from a plan to construct and operate six wind turbines approximately eight miles offshore of Cleveland.
New poll results show that a majority of Ohio voters continue to support state policies to encourage more use of clean energy, including a renewable portfolio standard and revised wind turbine setbacks — even in the state’s coal country region.
A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers saw firsthand how energy efficiency programs support good jobs as they met with union and business leaders last week at a Cleveland-area training facility.
In a move praised by conservation groups, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and American Electric Power are moving ahead with a plan for the state to buy a former surface mining site.
As the Ohio legislative session resumes next month, subsidies for nuclear generation and 1950s-era coal plants are expected to once again be on the table.
A new program seeks to spur solar energy development in southeastern Ohio by cutting costs and reducing barriers at the local level.
Hearings on how to shape the future of the grid in Ohio continue this week with Phase 2 of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s PowerForward initiative.