2014 has unfortunately not ushered in a new era of civility or honest debate about the merits of Ohio’s clean energy standards.
After the threat of a lawsuit from conservation groups, the U.S. National Guard backs down, for now at least, on a one-turbine wind power project.
Ohio officials say the data shows savings in energy and money with LEED schools, and the program provides “a healthier indoor environment.”
Walmart is applying for LEED certification for a new store in Ohio, but says in the future it “wouldn’t pay a premium for certification.”
The addition of renewable sources of power is modestly pushing down the wholesale cost of power in Ohio, while also reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced.
Ohio’s industrial infrastructure offers vast opportunities for energy production from waste heat, but that could go untapped if efforts to roll back the state’s renewable standard succeed.
Results of a recent capacity auction show northern Ohio consumers will save millions of dollars in coming years, thanks to the state’s energy efficiency requirements.