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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.

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

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Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill has announced he will run for governor next year.

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.

Before a solar project, Mark Holohan usually gives his customers plenty of time to mull over the cost. But lately, installers are scooping up panels so quickly that Holohan has trouble guaranteeing a price for too long.

"We have a sort of panic buying mode in the marketplace right now. Inventories have fallen. Availability has decreased. Prices have risen," Holohan, the solar division manager at Wilson Electric, said over the clatter of machines and workers in the company's warehouse outside Phoenix, Ariz.

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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.

Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea says it will install three electric-vehicle charging stations at its Polaris store, which is currently under construction.

ourtownperrysburg.com

The state has received 6.5 million dollars from a solar energy company that went out of business and defaulted on two taxpayer-supported loans. 

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Granville zoning officials have approved a Denison University plan to put solar panels in its Biological Reserve.