in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

A new poll shows that the proposed Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, which would provide $13 billion over 10 years for cleantech projects, has strong support in the state. According to the organization Yes for Ohio's Energy Future, the initiative needs 385,247 signatures by July 4 to be on the November ballot.

The poll of 884 Ohio voters conducted by Public Policy Polling shows 64% of respondents were likely to vote for the initiative versus 29% who were unlikely, with 7% saying they were unsure.

If passed, the initiative would enact a constitutional amendment to allocate funds from state general obligation bonds for energy-related public infrastructure projects using solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, smart grid and other technologies.

Project proposals for funding will be reviewed by the Ohio Energy Initiative Commission, which is accepting a limited number of early project proposals under a fast start program.


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Demand Response And Renewables Help SDG&E Tackle Record-Breaking Heat Wave

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recorded peak demand records last week and relied heavily on energy conservation, as well as imported wind and solar power, to keep the lights on.


Report: Utility-Scale Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study suggests the levelized costs of energy of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

The utility company says the investment will help further diversify its portfolio, as well as increase solar power for its North Carolina customers by 60%.


Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Future Energy_id187
edf_id180