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Wake Up Ohio Lawmakers and Unfreeze Your Renewable Energy Standards

Wake Up Ohio Lawmakers and Unfreeze Your Renewable Energy Standards

By Samantha Williams Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency industry is at a critical inflection point. As we round the corner on the last few months of the year (and the final weeks that Ohio’s General Assembly will be in session), large multi-national companies are making clear that they want strong efficiency and renewable energy […]

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    Ohio Utilities Take Renewable Energy Fight to State Supreme Court

    Ohio Utilities Take Renewable Energy Fight to State Supreme Court

    A case going before the Ohio Supreme Court could have a major impact on distributed generation in the state, while raising questions about corporate separation and possible conflicts of interest for regulated utilities. The PUCO’s recent decision holds that customers who provide excess electricity to the grid are entitled to the full value that would […]

    Students Applaud University of Cincinnati for Commitment to Move Beyond Coal

    Students Applaud University of Cincinnati for Commitment to Move Beyond Coal

    This week the University of Cincinnati (UC)—a leader in campus sustainability—announced that it plans to completely replace coal as a fuel for electricity within the year. The university currently uses 90 percent less coal to power its campus than it did in 2011. The administration’s motivation for the change came from a student movement, part […]

    Students Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Ohio State University

    Students Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Ohio State University

    Students for Environmental Action, an Ohio State University (OSU) student organization, rallied last week to encourage the university to divest from harmful fossil fuels. The campaign is part of a nationwide divestment movement that has spread to more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. “As one of the top universities in the country, OSU is […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    Direct Action Campaigns Worldwide Target Fossil Fuel Industry

    EcoWatch By Lauren Berlekamp As the summer heats up, awareness is quickly escalating across the world as different direct action campaigns target a common denominator: the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this year, organizers including 350.org launched the Summer Heat and Fearless Summer campaigns, calling for a global uprising to “peacefully but firmly” stand up to […]

    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Kentucky’s Nuclear Future Melts Down to Lawsuits

    Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative By Geoffrey Sea [Read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV of this series] The Commonwealth of Kentucky may sue the federal government to compel cleanup of the now-closing uranium enrichment site at Paducah, according to the governor and the state attorney general. The quasi-privatized operator of […]