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  • #88146

    News
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    Proposed legislation would have Ohio back away from green jobs in utility industry

    BY JIM PROVANCE

    BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF

    COLUMBUS — Four years after Ohio became a leader in trying to force renewable and advanced technology sources of power onto the menus of electric utilities, the state may be preparing to back away.

    State Sen. Kris Jordan (R., Powell) this week introduced a bill that would strip from Ohio’s 2007 rewrite of energy law the mandate that utilities find 25 percent of their power from such sources. Current law further requires that half of that must come from renewables like wind, solar, and landfill gases.

    READ MORE: http://www.toledoblade.com/Energy/2011/09/08/Proposed-legislation-would-have-Ohio-back-away-from-green-jobs-in-utility-industry.html

    #460444

    scooby3r
    Member

    Given this concession written in the current law,

    “The current law contains a provision that if compliance with the mandates should raise consumers’ bills by more than 3 percent, they would be suspended.”

    I don’t see this current law being bad for Ohio’s economy. The green energy sector in Ohio is creating a lot of jobs, relative to other industries, and that is worth 3% to me to support its growth and the new jobs it can create. We need more manufacturing in America, especially specialized, if we want to protect our ridiculously high standard of living without imposing tariffs on imports. But that’s another story…

    #460445

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    Clearly written for corporations and has nothing to do with costs or jobs.

    #460446

    howatzer
    Participant

    scooby3r said:
    The green energy sector in Ohio is creating a lot of jobs, relative to other industries….

    Source?

    #460447

    groundrules
    Participant

    Kris Jordan is a real piece of shit. there, I said it. I’ve got my reasons.

    The last time the legislature voted on utilizing green energy sources, it passed like 125 to 1 or something. He’s worried about cost increases, but the green energy bill has a circuit breaker built in, limiting increases to 3% annually.

    #460448
    rus
    rus
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    howatzer said:
    Source?

    Seconded

    #460449
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    groundrules said:
    Kris Jordan is a real piece of shit. there, I said it. I’ve got my reasons.

    The last time the legislature voted on utilizing green energy sources, it passed like 125 to 1 or something. He’s worried about cost increases, but the green energy bill has a circuit breaker built in, limiting increases to 3% annually.

    Not to mention Kris Jordan beats his wife. But I guess thats ok because the Bible says he can.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/06/huge-solar-plant-to-bring-green-jobs-to-ohio/

    #460450

    howatzer
    Participant

    joshlapp said:
    Not to mention Kris Jordan beats his wife. But I guess thats ok because the Bible says he can.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/06/huge-solar-plant-to-bring-green-jobs-to-ohio/

    I also heard that Kris Jordan raises puppies to harvest their soft ears, from which he makes jackets. That wife-beating, puppy-ear jacket-wearing, green job killing bastard.

    By the way, from that article/blog/whatever:
    “One of the partners in New Harvest Ventures is David Wilhelm, a venture capitalist from Ohio’s Appalachian region and a heavyweight in Democratic Party politics.”

    So, the law, pushed through when the dem’s were in power, stipulates that 12.5% of our energy has to be bought from solar arrays built by their good buddy. Nice. Maybe if I make friends with Kris Jordan I can get a law passed mandating that Ohio will buy power from me.

    #460451

    Maybe if I make friends with Kris Jordan I can get a law passed mandating that Ohio will buy power from me.

    Or maybe if you make friends with Kris Jordan he’ll get wasted and wave his gun at you.

    #460452

    groundrules
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    howatzer said:
    I also heard that Kris Jordan raises puppies to harvest their soft ears, from which he makes jackets. That wife-beating, puppy-ear jacket-wearing, green job killing bastard.

    dunno about the puppy thing, but yer googler won’t have much trouble finding transcripts of the 911 calls.

    Kris Jordan has some ballz talking about jobs, considering he’s never had a real one that didn’t involve being elected.

    #460453

    howatzer
    Participant

    groundrules said:
    dunno about the puppy thing, but yer googler won’t have much trouble finding transcripts of the 911 calls.

    Kris Jordan has some ballz talking about jobs, considering he’s never had a real one that didn’t involve being elected.

    I agree. I think all career politicians should stop talking out their asses about jobs.

    #460454

    The SB 221 mandated that state grant funds went to local Ohio installers. It never said the 12.5% had to be with a specific solar company.

    joshlapp said:
    Not to mention Kris Jordan beats his wife. But I guess thats ok because the Bible says he can.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/06/huge-solar-plant-to-bring-green-jobs-to-ohio/

    The State grant mandated their funds went to projects supported by local certified Ohio installers only. It never said the 12.5% had to be done with a specific solar company.

    #460455

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    Three Northeast Ohio offshore wind power projects secure federal money
    By SCOTT SUTTELL
    1:52 pm, September 9, 2011

    Three Northeast Ohio offshore wind power projects are among 41 nationwide that have received money from the federal government.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the distribution of $43 million in grants over the next five years to “speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems.”

    READ MORE: http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110909/FREE/110909856#

    #460456

    News
    Participant

    Wind farm OK’d by state
    Jan. 25, 2012
    Written by
    Bryan Bullock
    Telegraph-Forum

    SHELBY — Wind turbines could start sprouting in rural north central Ohio as soon as spring, bringing with them jobs and millions of dollars in investment. The state board that certifies construction plans for new energy facilities has approved an agreement that authorizes a 91-turbine wind farm along the Crawford and Richland county line.

    READ MORE: http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/article/20120125/NEWS01/201250311/Wind-farm-OK-d-by-state?odyssey=mod|newswell|text||p

    #460457

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    Bill would kill Ohio’s renewable energy law
    By Jim Siegel
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Thursday February 2, 2012 5:30 AM

    A bill that would eliminate the requirement that 12.5 percent of Ohio’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025 got a warm reception from a Senate committee yesterday, but it is unclear how much farther the bill is going. The state requires investor-owned electric companies such as American Electric Power to generate 25 percent of their power from advanced or renewable sources by 2025.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/02/02/bill-would-kill-ohios-renewable-energy-law.html

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