Ohio News

The following news clips highlight Ohio involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

November 22, 2013

In Cleveland, Alcoa and ArcelorMittal Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to double our nation's energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today recognized aluminum manufacturer Alcoa and steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal for leadership in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. More

September 27, 2013

Ohio Renewable Energy Sources Cutting Prices, Emissions: Study

A new study by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio concludes that the addition of state's renewable sources of power is pushing down the wholesale cost of power in Ohio and also reducing the amount of carbon dioxide produced. More

August 7, 2013

Energy Department Awards $22 Million for New Biofuels Projects

The Energy Department announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. More

May 29, 2013

Penn State Named EcoCAR 2 Competition Year Two Winner

EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego, California. More

May 23, 2013

New Ohio Energy Resource Fund Offered for Business Energy Efficiency

The new Ohio Efficiency Resource Fund, a private fund launched on May 22, is designed to provide otherwise hard-to-get financing for small and medium-sized businesses to make energy-efficiency improvements. More

May 22, 2013

USDA to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability in 8 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding. More

December 31, 2012

Case Study: Pearl Road Auto Parts, Cleveland, Ohio

Pearl Road Auto Parts installed a 120-kilowatt refurbished Vestas V20 wind turbine. Prior to the installation, a typical monthly winter electric bill was $2,200. The turbine provides approximately 80% of the electricity for the business. In February 2011, the electric bill was $200. More

October 11, 2012

Ohio State University to Purchase 50 MW of Wind Energy for the Next 20 Years

Ohio State University has entered into a 20-year PPA to purchase 50 MW of wind power from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Ohio. More

May 31, 2012

Ohio Adopts New Residential Building Energy Code

Ohio adopts updated residential building codes based on the 2009 IECC that will improve energy efficiency and lower overall energy costs for new homeowners. More

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