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Ball To Expand Use of Wind Power in Findlay, Ohio

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) and One Energy Enterprises LLC announced plans today to build three additional wind turbines to provide power to Ball’s Findlay, Ohio, beverage packaging plant. The three new turbines will join three similar turbines that have been in operation since December 2015. Together, the six turbines will use sustainable wind resources to supply … Continue reading Ball To Expand Use of Wind Power in Findlay, Ohio

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Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans to Use Wind Turbines to Power Greenville, Ohio Facility

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, is building on the company’s long standing commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Greenville, Ohio. Whirlpool Corporation’s on-site renewable energy program in Ohio now includes nine wind turbines on four wind farms capable of … Continue reading Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans to Use Wind Turbines to Power Greenville, Ohio Facility

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CMS Energy Announces Operations for Northwest Ohio Wind Power, Providing Clean Energy to General Motors

CMS Energy today celebrated Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt wind farm that will generate clean energy for General Motors for at least the next 15 years. Northwest Ohio Wind is owned by CMS Enterprises, a subsidiary of CMS Energy that takes a leadership role in development, ownership and operation of renewable energy with its clean … Continue reading CMS Energy Announces Operations for Northwest Ohio Wind Power, Providing Clean Energy to General Motors

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GM factories in Ohio, Indiana to use wind energy

General Motors says a new wind farm being built in Ohio will generate power for its factories in Ohio and Indiana. The automaker said Monday that it will buy 200 MW of energy from the wind farm in northwestern Ohio’s Paulding County and a second one in central Illinois. General Motors says it wants all … Continue reading GM factories in Ohio, Indiana to use wind energy

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Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

The American Wind Energy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition submitted comments today to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) opposing changes to the wind farm setback waiver process proposed by long-time wind opponent State Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). AWEA released this statement: “State Rep. Seitz’s proposal to the Ohio Power Siting Board would twist … Continue reading Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

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Whirlpool to Use Wind Energy at Ohio Manufacturing Plant

Whirlpool recently announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, further building on the company’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those developed for Whirlpool’s other Ohio manufacturing facilities in Findlay, Marion and Ottawa. The completion of the additional … Continue reading Whirlpool to Use Wind Energy at Ohio Manufacturing Plant

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Starwood Energy closes financing on 100MW Northwest Ohio wind power project

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that it has finalized agreements to finance and construct the 100 Megawatt (MW) Northwest Ohio Wind Project located in Paulding County, OH. The project, which will utilize GE 2.5-116 wind turbines, is contracted to sell 100% of its output to … Continue reading Starwood Energy closes financing on 100MW Northwest Ohio wind power project

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GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

Last week I predicted it wouldn’t be long before we had more news on Fortune 500 wind power purchases. Well, a whole seven days passed before there were new deals to report. Wind powers the open road for GM GM just announced wind power purchase agreements with projects in Ohio and Illinois. The automaker is … Continue reading GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power

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General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that an affiliate has signed a long-term renewable energy power purchase agreement with General Motors. General Motors will buy all of the clean energy generated by the Northwest Ohio Wind project, a 100 megawatt (MW) project owned by Starwood Energy … Continue reading General Motors to buy 200 megawatts of wind energy in Ohio, Illinois

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Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

Despite moves made by Ohio’s legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there’s still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects, with just a few turbines, rank Ohio among the top 10 when it comes to the amount of megawatts installed since 2003, … Continue reading Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

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Goldwind Americas Signs 60MW Wind Turbine Supply Orders With One Energy

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced today it has signed agreements to supply One Energy Enterprises LLC with a total of 60 megawatts (MW) of Goldwind turbines for various distributed generation wind energy projects as part of One Energy’s innovative Wind for … Continue reading Goldwind Americas Signs 60MW Wind Turbine Supply Orders With One Energy

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Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

The Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing an important fix to wind turbine setback policy from the state’s proposed biennial budget, after Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure last week. Adopted in 2014 with no public debate, Ohio’s current wind turbine setbacks are among the country’s most restrictive and have essentially functioned as … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

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Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

Ohio Senate lawmakers today advanced an important fix to wind turbine setback policy in the state’s proposed biennial budget. The state’s setback policy, among the most restrictive in the nation, has effectively stopped new wind power development – and the jobs that come along with it – since passing in 2014. “The Ohio Senate took … Continue reading Unlocking Ohio wind energy resources a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the state

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Why does wind power bring this Ohio farmer to tears?

Ohio lawmakers are currently considering a measure that could transform the state’s rural communities, and last week they heard powerful testimony from those who will be directly impacted. Fixing Ohio’s wind turbine setbacks Let’s go back to 2014. That year, the state legislature adopted onerous wind energy setbacks, without accepting public comment or having any … Continue reading Why does wind power bring this Ohio farmer to tears?

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Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

Last week I traveled to Ohio, driving westward across the state from Cleveland to Van Wert county. Outside the car window were open fields, farm houses and shiny silver grain silos. About three hours into the drive, a new landscape appeared: turbines from the Blue Creek Wind Farm dotting the horizon. This single farm makes … Continue reading Eight wind energy projects are waiting to be built in Ohio

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Ohio HB 114 would slam brakes on wind power jobs, investment

The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee today held a hearing on House Bill 114, which would reduce the state’s renewable energy standard (RPS) into an unenforceable goal. “By rapidly advancing this bill, the Ohio House is needlessly jeopardizing jobs, private investment and rural development potential that wind energy has demonstrated in Ohio and across the … Continue reading Ohio HB 114 would slam brakes on wind power jobs, investment

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Ohio special interest group hides renewable energy’s consumer and job-creation benefits

Ohio’s Buckeye Institute, which has been funded by the fossil fuel and tobacco industries, has released a report that uses misleading and out-of-date information to attack clean energy. Most notably, the report assumes the cost of renewable energy is five times higher than reality. In addition, the report ignores how renewable energy benefits consumers by … Continue reading Ohio special interest group hides renewable energy’s consumer and job-creation benefits

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Gov. Kasich ensures wind power has a future in Ohio

During the holidays Ohio Gov. John Kasich took an important step you might have missed: he vetoed a bill that would have made the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) voluntary for the next two years. That would have essentially frozen further renewable energy development in Ohio. Gov. Kasich said allowing the bill to become law … Continue reading Gov. Kasich ensures wind power has a future in Ohio

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Gov. John Kasich can protect wind energy in Ohio

Ohio legislators just passed a bill that would make renewable energy standards voluntary for the next two years, continuing the state’s clean energy ‘freeze’. This essentially means Ohio will turn its back on clean energy and abandon billions of dollars of investment in the local economy. The good news is Gov. Kasich still has a chance … Continue reading Gov. John Kasich can protect wind energy in Ohio

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Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

  Ohio has some of the country’s best wind resources, but right now the state it letting them lie dormant. That’s unfortunate because, if allowed to proceed, wind power growth in the Buckeye State is ready to create well-paying jobs while attracting millions of dollars into Ohio’s economy. How did we get here? In 2014, … Continue reading Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

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