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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.

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