green energy

Declaring natural gas ‘green energy’ in chicken bill violated Ohio constitution, groups argue

BY: - July 21, 2023

An Ohio court is set to rule on whether legislators violated the state constitution with late additions to a poultry bill that labeled natural gas as “green energy” and changed prior law to accelerate oil and gas drilling from state parks and wildlife areas. Multiple drilling proposals are now pending, with public comments due on […]

Inside the labs at BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren, Ohio. Credit: BRITE Energy Innovators / Courtesy

Ohio and Michigan groups aim to boost underrepresented entrepreneurs in clean energy

BY: - June 19, 2023

Technology accelerator groups in Ohio and Michigan are launching a joint program to bring the benefits of the clean energy transition to more people from underrepresented groups. BRITE Energy Innovators in Warren, Ohio, and the Centrepolis Accelerator in Southfield, Michigan, plan to combine the strengths of their core programs to help startup clean energy businesses […]


What does it mean to call natural gas “green?”

BY: - January 18, 2023

Earlier this month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation to redefine natural gas as “green energy” and to require state agencies to lease out state lands for oil and gas exploration and production. With the redefinition of natural gas as “green,” Ohio follows a summer decision by the European Union aiming to provide guidance for […]


DeWine, Ohio Republicans redefine natural gas as ‘green energy’ in service to fossil fuel industry

BY: - January 17, 2023

Folks in my line of work are wise to the “Friday night news dump.” It’s an old tactic used by politicians and PR types who have to release unfavorable news they don’t want anyone to see. Pols never drop good news late on a Friday afternoon (or over a holiday) when the public is less […]

Ohio ‘green’ natural gas bill motivated by ESG investing concerns, lawmaker says

BY: - December 14, 2022

The author of an Ohio amendment that would classify natural gas as “green energy” said he hopes the legislation can help companies meet ESG investing standards. ESG refers to environmental, social and governance practices. ESG investing generally limits financing choices to companies or funds that meet certain criteria for those categories. The practice has been […]

The waterfall at Ash Cave in Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park. Getty Images.

DeWine should veto drilling threat to state parks falsely labeled ‘green energy’

BY: - December 13, 2022

Ohioans love their state parks. I’ve been to seven this year. Had lots of company. The log of daily visitors is surging at the parks. Overnight stays jumped 26.5% from 2017 to 2021. Try booking a campsite or cabin in the summer — or fall. Everybody wants one. The lure of solitude and escape in […]