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  • Energy has been a contentious topic at the Ohio Statehouse the last several years. The focus in 2019 was House Bill 6, which eliminated the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards and codified subsidies for certain nuclear and coal generation plants. In 2020, there are at least seven energy bills currently pending before the legislature. These bills […]... More
  • House Bill 6 Fight Gets Uglier The pro-HB6/anti-referendum ads which falsely claim China is making a bid to infiltrate Ohio’s energy market continue, and now the HB6 referendum opponents find themselves in even more hot water. Last month a “blocker” (someone hired to shadow legitimate petition gatherers and disrupt the process) was charged with criminal […]... More
  • Ohio House Bill 6 (“HB6”) was signed into law by Governor DeWine on July 23, 2019. It was enacted after a bitter fight at the statehouse between a small contingent of supporters, backed primarily by FirstEnergy Solutions, versus a broad coalition of opponents, including the natural gas industry, environmentalists, and consumer advocates. HB6 was lauded […]... More
  • On September 27, 2018, AEP Ohio filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to develop 400 megawatts (MW) of solar generation resources in Highland County, Ohio. The proposal includes two solar farms, a 100MW facility owned by Willowbrook Solar, LLC, and a 300MW facility owned by Hecate Energy Highland, LLC. The facilities […]... More
  • In a 6-1 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Co., recognized that “a separate implied covenant to explore further would prove unhelpful at best.” Ohio has long recognized that all oil and gas leases, absent a disclaimer, include an implied covenant of reasonable development [See Harris v. Ohio Oil Co., 57 […]... More