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Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
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Lawmakers are lining up their priorities for policymaking once they return from their spring break. Ohio's Senate leader expects to tackle the state's green energy standards when they come back.

Ohio Regulators Give Green Light For New Solar Farms

Feb 16, 2018
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Ohio officials have approved permits for what would be the two largest solar arrays in the state.

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.

Debate Underway On Renewable Energy Bills In Ohio

May 14, 2016

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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