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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is holding hearings on what could be the largest renewable energy project in the state.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Boich Companies, a coal investor, are calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve what would be the largest solar farm in Ohio. The renewable energy project would be developed in Highland County, an Appalachian area the coalition says is in need of support.

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
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Lawmakers are pushing bills through the General Assembly as the clock winds down on this session, which ends next month. But it appears one high-profile issue may be left out of the mix.

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Cleveland’s 10th Sustainability Summit opened Thursday with the release of the city’s latest plan to deal with climate change.

The wind farm would include six turbines located in Lake Erie about 10 miles from the shore.
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Developers planning a power-generating wind farm in Lake Erie are preparing to take their case to Columbus later this month.

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It’s been years in the making, but this month plans for a Lake Erie wind farm took a step, or at least a half-step, forward.

Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
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A bill that would overhaul the way Ohio mandates the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency is likely to get a vote in the Senate this week. 

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since a low point in 2001, and many are passionate about their motivation.

"I'm here because I think I can save the world with nuclear power," Leslie Dewan told the crowd at a 2014 event as she pitched her company's design for a new kind of reactor.

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.

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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.

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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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