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Energy-efficiency jobs in Ohio grew by 4.5 percent last year, according to a report by a group called Energy Entrepreneurs, or E2.  

While most of a turbine can be recycled or find a second life on another wind farm, researchers estimate the U.S. will have more than 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 20 years, a figure that doesn't include newer, taller higher-capacity versions.

Ohio legislators have passed a new energy law that affects everyone’s electric bills and changes the state’s course on green energy policies.

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A group may now begin collecting campaign funds for a possible referendum on the state's new energy law. 

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A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state.   

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus City Council last night formally found a possible ballot issue directing 57 million dollars in city money toward green-energy initiatives is legally sufficient. 

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A group of environmentalists wants to ask Columbus voters to approve nearly 60 million dollars for clean energy projects. 

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents are outraged over changes made to the so-called “clean air” bill approved by an Ohio House committee this week.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House has dramatically changed the energy bill that would bailout the state's nuclear power plants and repeal renewable energy standards. 

Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio House committee Wednesday heard from supporters of the bill to create a 300 million dollar fund offering credits to both renewable energy and nuclear power plants - while eliminating the state's renewable energry requirements. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's plan to overhaul state energy policy kills the green energy standards and bails out struggling nuclear power plants. 

Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET

Going green is often easier said than done, but a new business organization is hoping to change that. While focusing on large-scale energy buyers, the group plans to push for changes that could make renewable power more accessible for all Americans.

Companies from a variety of industries — including Walmart, General Motors, Google and Johnson & Johnson — are forming a trade association to represent firms that purchase renewable energy and remove barriers that make it complicated to shift away from carbon.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a construction permit for a wind turbine project on Lake Erie. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new poll shows increasing support for the development of renewable energy among conservative Ohioans.  

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Some environmental groups are opposing Governor Mike DeWine's appointment of a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. 

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET

California has established an ambitious goal of relying entirely on zero-emission energy sources for its electricity by the year 2045.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating the electricity target on Monday. He also issued an executive order calling for statewide carbon neutrality — meaning California "removes as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it emits" — by the same year.

Clean energy advocates have released a new report on the growth of the industry and why it's important to strengthen standards and investments in renewables. 

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Michigan-based Whirlpool says it is adding 200 jobs at it's plant in Clyde, Ohio.

Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio House committee has approved a bill changing the state's green energy policy landscape, amid a battle over extending the freeze on  green energy standards.

Ohio Public Radio

While state lawmakers continue to fight over whether to extend the 2014 freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards, a new report shows keeping them in place can position the state to be an industry leader.