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The massive spending package just passed by Congress includes the most significant climate legislation in more than a decade, along with significant changes in energy policy.

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Columbus City Council on Monday rejected a citizen petition creating a clean energy fund and a fund to educate and train citizens and workers about clean energy.

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A coalition of environmental advocates are uniting to support an issue that will appear on the Columbus ballot in November. 

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The Ohio Power Siting Board has scheduled an October 22nd public hearing on a proposal to build a 199 megawatt solar farm in Pickaway County. 

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The city of Columbus today announced the selection of AEP Energy as a partner in its cleaner energy initiative.

Scorching heat across the Western United States has left California scrambling to avoid rolling blackouts, as air conditioners send electricity use soaring.

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Republican Larry Householder has been removed as speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives by a unanimous vote, after his arrest last week on a federal racketeering charge related to the nuclear bailout law he pushed last year.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday outlined an updated climate plan, seeking to invest $2 trillion to boost clean energy and rebuild infrastructure.

The proposal is the second plank of his new economic agenda called "Build Back Better," which he first detailed last week in Pennsylvania.

The COVID-19 pandemic is delivering the biggest shock to the global energy system in seven decades, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.

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State regulators have denied Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to charge ratepayers a fee for what would be the largest solar project in Ohio.

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The group that tried last year to get a gree energy initiative  onto the Columbus ballot is trying again. 

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Hundreds of students skipped class to rally at the Statehouse Friday for action against climate change as part of the worldwide Climate Strike protest.

Amazon is "done being in the middle of the herd" when it comes to climate-focused company policies, CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday.

The company is pledging to power its global infrastructure with 100% renewable energy by 2030 and to be carbon-neutral by 2040. To help get there, it plans to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based company Rivian, in which Amazon previously invested.

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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.

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Opponents hoping to overturn a bailout of Ohio's nuclear and coal-fired plants have cleared an initial hurdle to put the issue before voters next year. 

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.   

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The energy bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants from closure while making cuts to renewable and efficiency policies has stalled in the Ohio House. 

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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. 

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

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The Ohio House has passed a sweeping energy bill that would bail out the state’s two nuclear power plants and wipe out green energy standards. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the debate covered a wide span of issues from both sides of the aisle.  

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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

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