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The EPA released a final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard June 3 that sets a goal of 15 billion gallons of renewable fuel for 2022. At the same time, some states are turning to higher blends of ethanol for fuel cost relief.

The natural gas industry has cleaned up its act over the years. Is that enough to make it a green energy source? Troy Balderson thinks so.

In Pennsylvania, where siting for solar is done at the local level, it’s left to each community to decide whether to allow in these developments. It's pitting some neighbors against each other.

Ohio is one of eight states that will receive technical assistance for counties planning a switch to alternative fuels through Drive Clean Rural USA .

The Ohio Power Siting Board denied separate applications for rehearing regarding the board’s decision to deny an application filed by Republic Wind to construct a 200 MW wind-powered electric generating facility in Seneca and Sandusky County. 

Now that the U.S. has weaned itself off of its reliance on liquid fuel from across the ocean, it’s battling a dependency of another kind as the transition from fossil fuels to renewables continues.

It’s not easy for rural residents who already buy into all the benefits renewables, electric vehicles and energy efficiency have to offer. For those who are less willing, or less able, it could be impossible, at least without help.

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, of Pennsylvania, announced the Solar Supply Chain Act to invest $700 million annually over the next four years to expand domestic solar component manufacturing. The next day, U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, of Ohio, and Dan Kildee, of Michigan, introduced the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act to provide tax credits for American solar component manufacturers. 

The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation program recommends prime farmland soil remain available for agricultural production and that solar development instead take place on rooftops, impervious surfaces or on less productive soils. The problem is there is no mechanism at the state level to control siting of utility-scale solar projects.

The Energy Jobs & Justice Act would require retail electric providers to submit carbon reduction plans to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio detailing how they will reach a 50% in carbon emissions by 2030 and 100% reduction by 2050.