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Senate Committee Eyes Vote to Protect Natural Gas from Cities’ Bans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Eyes Vote to Protect Natural Gas from Cities’ Bans

By Jake Zuckerman An Ohio Senate committee could vote out legislation Tuesday that would shield the natural gas industry from the potential of cities seeking to crack down on fossil fuel emissions.  If passed, House Bill 201 would block any city or county from issuing any law or zoning code that “limits, prohibits, or prevents” people and businesses […]

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OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

Brent Warren Brent Warren OSU Gets Approval to Build Combined Heat and Power Plant

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved a proposal from Ohio State University to build a combined heat and power plant on its main campus. The natural gas-powered facility, which was opposed by the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations, will be located on about one acre of OSU-owned land at the northeast corner […]

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Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Concerns Raised About Proposed Power Plant on OSU Campus

Several local environmental organizations are sounding the alarm and trying to raise awareness about a power plant proposed for the campus of The Ohio State University. Officially known as the Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), the facility would have a capacity of 105.5 megawatts, power that would be generated – for the first decade […]

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Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Among 20 Cities Chosen for Climate Change Mitigation Program

As the world faces down a tightened timeline to address climate change, Columbus has been chosen for a unique opportunity. Named one of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ winning cities in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, Columbus will set out on a two-year accelerated program that will help the city achieve its carbon reduction goals. Columbus and […]

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Idea Forge: Local Leaders Can Adopt Clean Energy Solutions

Tremaine Phillips Tremaine Phillips Idea Forge: Local Leaders Can Adopt Clean Energy Solutions

On Thursday, April 2nd, Forge Columbus is partnering with Small Business Majority to host a business roundtable that will outline opportunities for our city’s community businesses to engage in the adoption of clean energy solutions. Last year, Ohio suffered major setbacks to the state’s once burgeoning clean energy sector. The Ohio legislature passed a set […]

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Diversification the Focus of Gee’s Last JobsOhio Meeting

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Diversification the Focus of Gee’s Last JobsOhio Meeting

At Tuesday’s JobsOhio Board Meeting, Governor John Kasich came to say hello and Gordon Gee came to say goodbye. This was Gee’s last meeting with JobsOhio, the nonprofit organization with the mission of encouraging investment and development throughout the state. Gee, who is currently serving as the president of West Virginia University, had been with […]

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Energy Review Committee will Study Aggregation Possibilities

Walker Evans Walker Evans Energy Review Committee will Study Aggregation Possibilities

Mayor Michael Coleman and City Council President Andrew Ginther announced the creation of a six-person advisory group that would provide the City of Columbus with guidance on energy aggregation. The committee is tasked with determining whether or not Columbus should create a local buying group for electricity and natural gas. The group will meet to study […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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