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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

An Ohio Senate committee has amended the energy bill that could bail out the state's nuclear power plants. 

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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. 

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Operators of a large wind turbine project planned for Lake Erie say they have reached a deal with state regulators. 

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

An Ohio House panel has recommended delaying changes to a bill to bail out the state's struggling nuclear plants while repealing green energy standards. 

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically overhaul the state's energy policy. 

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.  

Updated 4:30 p.m.

Whether it's a deadly cold snap or a hole under an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity.

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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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The Ohio Power Siting Board has recommended the state allow construction of a 126 million dollar, six-turbine wind farm on Lake Erie with conditions.   

A German energy company is in talks to purchase a planned wind farm in Champaign County despite mounting opposition. 

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A new poll by a clean energy group could change the debate over the issue at the Statehouse during this election season. 

This story comes from Colorado Public Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

The U.S. solar industry is booming, in large part because of cheap, imported solar panels. But a U.S. trade commission says those imports also hurt manufacturers here. It's offering recommendations to President Trump on how to repair that damage, but the industry is divided over whether any remedy would do more harm than good.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are gearing up for another round in the fight over renewable energy standards.

A new U.S. Department of Energy report shows steady demand remains in Ohio for small-scale wind energy projects.

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An Athens County school hopes to generate 80 percent of its electricity through a new solar plant.

Ohio Public Radio

Some Ohio businesses are dismayed by President Trump’s decision to back out of the global agreement to fight climate change.

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The future of green energy in Ohio is murky after lawmakers decided to continue a freeze on renewable energy standards.

The Ohio House has approved a bill making compliance with the state's renewable energy mandates optional for the next three years.

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.

Ohio Public Radio

A new report shows growth in clean energy jobs in Ohio.

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