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Energy News Network: HB 6 Repeal Would Address Only Part of Ohio Lawmakers' Recent Actions to Slow Renewables

Posted by Kathiann M. Kowalski on Jul 23, 2020

Energy News Network covered the push to repeal Ohio's nuclear bailout bill in light of criminal complaints of bribery and conspiracy that led to passage of the bill in 2019, quoting AEE's JR Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here. 

Both Republican and Democratic Ohio lawmakers are pushing to repeal the state’s nuclear bailout bill after this week’s release of a federal criminal complaint against House Speaker Larry Householder and others. Clean energy advocates say that would be a start, but more is needed to address eight years of lawmakers’ actions to slow the growth of renewables in the state. The complaint alleges a $60 million bribery and conspiracy scheme that led to the passage of House Bill 6 last summer, followed by the defeat of a referendum effort to give voters a say on the bill...

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Energy News Network: FERC's 'Minimum Offer' Rule Adds to the Already High Price Tag for Ohio HB 6

Posted by Kathiann M. Kowalski on Jan 22, 2020

Energy News Network reported on Ohio regulators asking FERC to reconsider a pricing ruling that could severely increase the state's electricity costs, quoting AEE's Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here. 

Ohio regulators are among dozens of challengers asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider a ruling that could bump Ohio’s electricity costs up more than $1 billion per year to counter state subsidies for various kinds of electricity generation. Those expenses would be in addition to amounts customers will already pay under Ohio House Bill 6. The law, passed last year, will primarily subsidize two FirstEnergy Solutions/Energy Harbor nuclear power plants and two 1950s-era coal plants. A much smaller amount is earmarked for a handful of already permitted solar projects...

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Energy News Network: Ohio bill would relax wind setbacks — and clean energy standards

Posted by Kathiann M. Kowalski on Jun 26, 2018

In this in-depth Energy News Network article, Kowalski covers the upcoming vote on Ohio HB 114 and both the good and bad that would come from the decision. Terrence O'Donnell representing Ohio AEE was quoted. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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