renewable energy

A solar farm in Shelby, Ohio.
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Clean energy issues have been a spark plug for debate at the Ohio Statehouse for years now, with opposition mostly coming from Republicans and Democrats supporting incentives for the industry. A clean energy group has new data that they say can change the debate during campaign season.

A wind turbine at Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert County.
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Leaders in the wind energy industry says they cannot create new projects in Ohio, claiming they’re essentially handcuffed by stiff regulations over where turbines can be placed.

A new proposal would loosen those restrictions.

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A couple of large wind farms have cropped up in Ohio over the past couple of years, but the state still hasn’t seen a big development with solar power. That could change very soon with not one but three big solar farms in the works.

Lawmakers are about to take a long break after spending the last five months on the $65 billion budget. Leaders are already looking at what could be the next big issue in the House and Senate.

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There’s more than one-way to power an electric vehicle. The one most people are probably familiar with is through batteries. However, there’s another way to generate electricity for cars that, after 40 years in development, is finally becoming more science fact than fiction. And it’s happening in Ohio.

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Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build its second wind farm in Ohio, this one in Hardin County.

State lawmakers have begun hearings on a pair of bills regarding Ohio's renewable energy mandates.

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A new electricity contract will save Franklin County government more than $100,000 over 26 months and will help protect the environment.

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Communities have reaped the benefits of Ohio’s booming energy industry. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- some local officials believe their schools are missing out on potential funds.

Local Officials Fight State For More Say In Location Of Wind Turbines

Dec 1, 2015
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There’s a new fight brewing over green energy laws, as some local officials want more control over the location of wind turbines.

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