clean energy

COMMENTARY

A brighter future is within reach. To get there, Ohio needs to act

BY: - October 14, 2022

They say that fortune favors the prepared. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), landmark legislation passed in August, could put us on a path toward a cleaner, more equitable energy future — if we are ready.  The IRA represents the single biggest climate investment in U.S. history. Over the next ten years, it includes around $369 […]

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up.

BY: - October 10, 2022

For the better part of the past century, the American electric power system evolved around large, mostly fossil fuel power plants delivering electricity to residences, businesses and industry through a network of transmission and distribution wires that collectively came to be called the electric grid. But as the threat of climate change driven by carbon pollution becomes […]

Report says many utilities are slow-walking clean energy goals

BY: - October 6, 2022

DENVER – A report released this week by the Sierra Club faults dozens of utilities that provide a major chunk of U.S. electric generation for failing to speed up their decarbonization efforts. “For the sake of our communities and planet, we must do everything in our power to create a clean, renewable electric grid by […]

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Overcoming polarization toward a win/win in the unnecessary “battle” over Ohio solar and wind

BY: - October 3, 2022

Now that a huge breakthrough in climate legislation has been made at the federal level that provides unprecedented funding for green energy, the spotlight moves to the states as “ground zero” for implementation. Yet this transition across the country has become entrapped in a polarized battle over approval of solar and wind farms. Here in […]

Amid a massive American clean energy shift, grid operators play catch-up

BY: - September 26, 2022

For the better part of the past century, the American electric power system evolved around large, mostly fossil fuel power plants delivering electricity to residences, businesses and industry through a network of transmission and distribution wires that collectively came to be called the electric grid. But as the threat of climate change driven by carbon […]

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Clean energy is about more than just climate change

BY: - September 6, 2022

Imagine for a moment that climate change wasn’t happening. That the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change hadn’t determined major inevitable and irreversible climate changes are likely on the horizon due to release of greenhouse gases. Would our transition past coal to a new energy economy still make sense? According to a new working paper by […]

States to Feds: Don’t tell us how to spend infrastructure money

BY: - February 22, 2022

Story from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. State and local leaders from both parties are at odds with the Biden administration over how billions of dollars in new infrastructure money should be spent. Republican governors are upset over a federal memo seeking to limit dollars for highway expansions. Western states and some […]

Lake Erie offshore windmill pilot project in jeopardy amid scandal fallout

BY: - November 16, 2021

Despite approval from a multitude of oversight agencies, a pilot offshore windmill project on Lake Erie is facing some strong headwinds the next few months amid the fallout of Ohio’s ongoing energy scandal. In the summer of 2009 — with the backing if the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga and Lorain counties, the Cleveland Foundation and […]