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If Ohio eases green-energy rules, will it spark national trend?

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Dan Gearino, Columbus Dispatch Ohio is on the cusp of becoming the first state to significantly ease its renewable-energy standards, a milestone that would be noticed in statehouses across the country where similar debates are being waged. Proposals have gained traction in Kansas and several other states and have at least been introduced in a dozen or so others. But ...

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Bill to pause green-energy standards passes Ohio Senate

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Dan Gearino for The Columbus Dispatch The Ohio Senate early today passed a two-year pause in annual increases in the state’s “green” energy standards, following days of negotiations with Gov. John Kasich’s office and in spite of adamant opposition. Senate Bill 310 passed 21-11. Senators did not finish debating the bill until after 1 a.m. The measure calls for a ...

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Editorial: Wind energy and desalinated water in West Texas? Why not?

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The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Energy and water are two crucial commodities that, by necessity, have been looked at in a different light in Texas. Renewable wind energy has been an important part of Texas Tech and the surrounding region for many years and is getting bigger. It would be an exciting development to find our area on the cutting edge of ...

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Renewable-energy backers tout support in Ohio poll

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By Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch  More than 70 percent of Ohioans support the state’s renewable-energy requirements, according to a poll paid for by a clean-energy business group. The poll results were released this week as the Ohio Senate is considering a proposal that would rewrite the requirements. State law says that electricity utilities must meet an escalating series of benchmarks for ...

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Conaway: EPA “would love to eliminate fracturing”

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by Mella McEwen, The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas U.S. Rep Mike Conaway on Tuesday declared “The Environmental Protection Agency would love to eliminate hydraulic fracturing.” Conaway addressed the Petroleum Accountants Society of the Permian Basin about on issues that could impact the Permian Basin’s oil and gas industry, including hydraulic fracturing, which has been credited with helping oil and gas producers develop ...

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Editorial: San Antonio shines as solar city

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San Antonio Express-News Editorial Staff SAN ANTONIO — Let’s look at the sunny side of life: San Antonio is one of the nation’s leading solar cities. The sixth-ranked city, per a report from Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, a nonprofit. The report ranked the leading cities of the 50 largest metro areas in the United States. For states that ...

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Ukraine crisis adds uncertainty to key German project: shifting away from nuclear energy

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BERLIN (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine has added an extra dose of uncertainty to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s biggest domestic project: shifting the country from nuclear to renewable energy sources. Merkel launched the drive to transition the country away from nuclear after Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster. Since then, the “Energiewende” — roughly, “energy turnaround” — has created increasing headaches. Now, ...

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Kansas House rejects Senate plan for energy rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A measure to repeal the state’s 2009 renewable energy standards for power generation was rejected Wednesday in the Kansas House despite critics who argued the requirements drive up utility bills and unfairly push one industry over another. The 77-42 vote was one of two procedural votes to reject the measure that was approved 25-15 by the ...

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