Bulletin updating activities in the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the General Assembly affecting the energy industry in Ohio.
Bulletin discussing FirstEnergy Solutions’ one-time charge to customers to pass along expenses from January’s extreme weather.
Bulletin on the bipartisan passage of the “Better Buildings Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 6, 2014.
Bulletin describing the record use of Demand Response at PJM in January, the new DR products being offered and the Recent decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve PJM’s request to cap the quantity of Limited and Extended Summer DR that clears in the annual base capacity auction.
Bulletin discussing renewable energy project financing including Master Limited Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Trusts and Crowdfunding.
Bulletin describing the ways in which a power purchase agreement (PPA) financing model works. It details the benefits and challenges as well as issues to watch for.
Bulletin on the energy provisions of Ohio Senate Bill 221, passed in April 2008.
Bulletin reviewing recent Federal Regulatory Commission orders that address energy storage.
A history of Ohio's energy efficiency and renewable energy requirements and an update on Sub. S.B. 58.
Bulletin discussing the current status of Ohio Sub. S.B. 58, including proponents' and opponents' testimonies.
Bulletin discussing significant changes involving energy efficiency, peak demand requirements and renewable energy standards proposed in Ohio Sub. S.B. 58.
Bulletin describing several municipalities taking electric aggregation measures to the November ballot box and the differences between opt-in and opt-out aggregation.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) ruled last week that Akron-based utility FirstEnergy Corp., "overcharged its Ohio customers by $43.3 million for electricity generated by wind and solar."
Bulletin discussing why Ohio and other state's energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolio standards have not been repealed, edited or extended.
Bulletin on a Pew report finding that states this year were unable to repeal renewable energy requirements, lower percentage mandates or extend utilities’ deadlines for meeting the mandates.
Bulletin on recently approved applications by the Ohio Power Siting Board for three companies to construct or expand generating facilities in Ohio.
Bulletin on the 2012 Alternative Energy Portfolio Status Reports and Ten Year Advanced Benchmark Compliance Plan filed by Ohio utilities with the PUCO.
Bulletin on the continuing review of the state energy efficiency standard by the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee.
Bulletin on Ohio S.B. 58, a bill to review and possibly modify the energy efficiency, peak demand reduction, and alternative energy resource provisions established by Ohio law governing competitive retail electric service.
Bulletin on an Ohio report analyzing the cost effectiveness of purchasing vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas and the conversion of certain state motor vehicles to operate on CNG.
Bulletin on Ohio Senator Seitz's recent announcement of his intent to place on the agenda of the Senate Public Utilities Committee a comprehensive review of Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standards.
Bulletin on recently released draft rules from the PUCO aimed at updating regulations regarding electric companies; including amendments to the state’s existing net metering rules.
On-bill repayment” is a legislative initiative that may be gaining momentum in Ohio and is a method for financing energy efficiency and renewable electricity generation projects through a homeowner’s or business owner’s monthly utility bills.
Bulletin on an Ohio legislative panel preparing two reports on the use of anaerobic digesters in Ohio that could lead to legislative and regulatory changes to promote the technology.
Summary of Senate Bill 315 that was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and that makes major changes to the state energy policy.
Bulletin on an Ohio Supreme Court decision finding that the Ohio Power Siting Board properly granted a certificate to Buckeye Wind, LLC for its approximately 126 megawatt wind farm in Champaign County.
Discussion focusing on the personal property taxes that may, or may not apply to wind, solar, and other green energy projects.
Bulletin on the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Energy recently launch of the Energy Loan Fund program to provide low-cost financing to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
A primer on PACE, Property Assessed Clean Energy, a financing initiative available in Ohio and 26 other states and how it can be utilized as a project financing tool.
Discussion of the trend in Ohio toward distributed generation installations due to the long-term price of electricity.
Bulletin on PJM Interconnection LLC and its impact on Ohio electricity markets.
Bulletin on Ohio Senate Bill 232 that was scheduled to sunset at the end of 2011, but has been extended for two years by a provision in the Budget Bill.
Senate Bill 232 from 2010, which significantly reduced the tax burden on certain advanced energy projects, has been extended as part of the Ohio budget bill.
As a result of its reclassification of solar installation activities by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, premiums could increase more than 450 percent.
Bulletin on recent technological advancements to produce natural gas from deep shale reservoirs in the State of Ohio and the Ohio EPA proposed limits on the wastewater discharges.
Bulletin on the opportunities and challenges presented by technological advancements making it possible to produce natural gas from deep shale reservoirs in the State of Ohio.
A history of and an Ohio look at Property Assessed Clean Energy programs, one of the newest mechanisms available for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvement projects.
A summary of the Ohio Supreme Court's reversal and remand of
Cleveland–First Suburbs has taken advantage of changes in Ohio law to form a regional Energy SID that is initially composed only of municipalities.
Summary of the September 29, 2010, Ohio Governor's executive order implementing Senate Bill 232’s emergency rules.
Primer on the Ohio Property Assessed Clean Energy program that allows financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements using special assessments.
The qualifying categories of cogeneration facilities and the value of these alternative energy resources have been expanded with the passage of Ohio Substitute Senate Bill 232.
On June 4, 2010, the Ohio General Assembly
passed SB 232 to reduce significantly the state tax burden on renewable and advanced sources of energy generation such as solar, wind, co-generation, and clean coal.
Alternative energy tax cut bill clears legislature, heads to Governor for signing. The bill also expands Ohio's PACE program.
This article provides a summary of the proposed revisions and key provisions of Ohio Senate Bill 221 related to energy efficiency and peak demand reductions.
A primer to assist local governments in implementing the Ohio PACE financing programs -- Property Assessed Clean Energy programs that allow financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Ohio S.B. 221, enacted in 2008, and aimed at encouraging Ohio businesses and utilities to adopt renewable and advanced energy technologies, also includes new energy reduction and peak demand standards that utilities must meet through energy efficiency programs.
The value of Renewable Energy Credits took another step toward gaining a more definitive market value in Ohio with the
completion of the Alternative Energy Portfolio rules by the PUCO.
Article on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio October revisions
to the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard rules of Ohio Senate Bill 221.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued revised rules governing Ohio’s alternative energy portfolio standard created in Senate Bill 221.
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