Nov. 21, 2013 - A new research report by Environment Ohio, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, says Ohio’s renewable energy laws are working by fine-tuning energy consumption and savings for consumers.
Between January 2009 when the state’s renewable energy law kicked in and December 2012, the state has cut five million megawatt-hours of cumulative energy consumption - more than enough electricity to power Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton for a year, the report said.
It has reduced peak electricity demand by 1,583 megawatts – the equivalent capacity of Ohio’s sixth-largest power plant. Also, 313 megawatts of wind power and 25 megawatts of solar energy were added statewide in 2012, which could produce more power than Dayton households use in a year. read more>>>
Nov 22, 2013, - Passage of a bill that would alter Ohio’s renewable energy standards could result in an alternative energy company backing away from plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on wind-farm construction on the western side of the state.
As proposed, Senate Bill 58 would replace the requirement that a portion of renewable energy generated in Ohio come from in-state sources such as wind farms and solar installations. It is one of numerous changes to Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards proposed by Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati. read more>>>