Ohio’s Green Energy Future Conference: New Leadership & New Strategies

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 Friday, November 18, 2016  8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
George Bellows Ballroom A, B & C

   Conference Partners: Hecate Energy & IGS Solar
Megawatt Sponsors: American Renewable Energy, Bricker & Eckler,
Integrated Solar Ltd, Everpower
Green Expo Trade Show    News Release  Midwest Energy News Article

Presentations are now online!  Click on the speaker name below to download a pdf of their presentation.

Green Energy Ohio brought together experts on pending legislation, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) cases and new clean energy industry strategies to interpret how the previous week’s unexpected election of a new President and the Ohio General Assembly year-end, lame-duck session will impact solar, wind, energy efficiency and related green technologies into 2017.    The conference attracted 80 attendees representing 55 businesses (including 22 GEO Business Members) and 10 exhibitors on a warm November day.

At bottom of this web page see the daily Ohio clean energy news stories at this critical time.   Ohio’s Green Energy Future Conference: New Leadership & New Strategies focused on opportunities and barriers for forward-looking policy and financial strategies to develop the state’s solar and wind energy market in 2017 and beyond.  the event includes Continuing Legal Education (2 hours CLE), a trade show and a tour of the LEED Gold Columbus Hilton Downtown – the city’s greenest hotel.
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Agenda

Presentations are now online!  Click on the speaker name below to download a pdf of their presentation.

8:30 am

Registration & Exhibits Open – George Bellows Ballroom A, B & C – Lower Level of Hotel

9:00 am

Welcome & Introduction to Ohio’s Green Energy Future Conference

Bill Spratley,
Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio (GEO), Columbus, Ohio

9:15 am

Ohio Legislative Update CLE

Alexandria Mock
Government Affairs Director, Government Edge, Columbus, Ohio
Steve Caminati
Senior Vice President, Melamed Communications, Columbus, Ohio
Trish Demeter
Managing Director of Energy Programs, Ohio Environmental Council, Columbus, Ohio

See “68 businesses urge state officials to get clean energy back on track in Ohio”
November 16, 2016 News Release by Steve Caminati and Dayna Baird-Payne in Conference Materials – Letter to Governor Kasich and legislative leaders – signed by 68 busineses including GEO and 22 GEO Business Members

10:15 am

Morning Networking Break

10:30 am

Ohio’s Green Energy Future

Bill Spratley,
Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio (GEO), Columbus, Ohio

11:00 am

The Power of Locally Owned Community Solar

David Dwyer
President, American Renewable Energy (ARE), Columbus, Ohio

11:30 am

“Our Solar” Community Solar Projects Across Ohio

John Witte
President, Integrated Solar LTD, Maumee, Ohio
Ben Wilson
Manager, Power Delivery Engineering, Buckeye Power, Columbus, Ohio

12:00 pm

Luncheon 

12:15 pm

Solar in Appalachia – Luncheon Keynote Speaker 

David Wilhelm
Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, Hecate Energy, Columbus, Ohio

1:00 pm

Networking Break & Tour of Hilton (LEED Gold Building)

1:30 pm

The Bright Future of Solar Energy

Patrick Smith
Vice President, IGS Solar, Dublin, Ohio

2:15 pm

Overview of PUCO Cases and Implications for Green Energy in Ohio

Dylan Borchers
Associate, Bricker & Eckler, Attorneys at Law, Columbus, Ohio

3:15 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 pm

Grounds for Optimism: Options for Empowering Ohio’s Energy Market

James O’Bryant
Principal, O’Bryant Public Strategies, Columbus, Ohio

October 19, 2016 Executive Summary and Fact Sheet of Grounds for Optimism Report in Conference Materials.

4:00 pm

Concluding Forum on Ohio’s Green Energy Future

LEEDCo Icebreaker Off-Shore Wind Update

Steven Dever
LEEDCo Board of Directors, Cuyahoga County Representative

Open Forum: As the 7th largest state, how can Ohio be a green energy leader?

Conference Speakers & Attendees

4:30 pm

 

Conference Adjourns

* These courses have been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2 total CLE hours instruction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This business-to-business event will be attended by solar, wind and energy efficiency developers, community organizers, electric utilities, financiers, renewable energy installers, and contractors along with manufacturers, retailers, professionals in law and engineering, government officials, educators, farmers and consumers who are part of small and large-scale green energy solutions across Ohio.  See Agenda & Speakers in GEO 2016 Conferences on Policy April 7 & Big Solar August 25.

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Special Sleeping Room Rates at the Hilton Downtown Columbus are available to Registrants and Vendors for the Conference.
Hilton Columbus Downtown is the City’s Greenest Hotel 


Ohio Green Energy in the News
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December 2016

Kasich keeps his word on clean energy
Akron Beacon Journal Editorial – December 31, 2016

Governor John Kasich Vetoes HB 554 – Veto Message
Office of the Governor – December 27, 2016 – Google List of News Coverage (Major Ohio Newspaper Stories Below)

Kasich vetoes bill that would have made renewable energy voluntary, opens the door to comprehensive energy reform
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – December 27, 2016

Kasich vetoes bill delaying renewable energy mandates
Toledo Blade – Jim Provance – December 27, 2016

Kasich breaks with GOP, keeps renewable energy standards
Cincinnati Enquirer – Carrie Blackmore Smith – December 27, 2016

Kasich vetoes bill weakening clean-energy standards
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – December 27, 2016

Midwestern Energy: Republican Governors Champion Clean Energy in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Illinois
NRDC – Natural Resource Defense Council – Henry Henderson – December 27, 2016

Gov. Kasich Vetoes Continued Freeze on Ohio Clean Energy Mandates
Greentech Media – Julia Pyper – December 27, 2016

The renewables industry must reject existing structure of corporate influence in politics
The Hill – Rachel Goldstein, Clean Energy Leadership Institute – December 23, 2016

Industry insiders confident in the bright future of renewable energy
Akron Beacon Journal – Alicia Chang, Associated Press – December 22, 2016

ACEEE – Martin Kushler – December 21, 2016

All the state energy legislation from 2016, in one place – Three states substantially increased their RPS targets – OR, RI, DC
Vox – David Roberts – December 20, 2016

A ‘mixed bag’ for clean energy as Midwest legislatures close out 2016
Midwest Energy News – Andy Balaskovitz – December 20, 2016

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Ohio Gov Kasich Must Veto Energy Bill
Natural Resource Defense Council – Samantha Williams – December 19, 2016

Solar is top source of new capacity on the US grid in 2016 – No new coal, natural gas swamped by wind, solar, and nuclear
ars Technica – John Timmer – December 19, 2019

The Energy Department helped start a revolution – and doesn’t know who to hand it off to
Washington Post – Chris Mooney – December 19, 2016

Michigan Passed Laws Requiring 15% Renewables By 2021
ECOreport – Roy Hales – December 17, 2016

Michigan revamps RPS, net-metering in last-minute bill
PV Magazine – Frank Andorka – December 16, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich should veto bill that freezes alternative energy standards
Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial – December 16, 2016

AEP Seeks Proposals for Wind, Solar Projects
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – December 16, 2016

Energy talks go all night in House, but no vote yet
Detroit News – Jonathan Oosting – December 15, 2016

Cuyahoga County Solar Farm Project Will Help Region’s Renewable Energy Ranking
WKSU 89.7 Public Radio – Kevin Niedermier – December 14, 2016

Ohio clean energy standards are toast unless Gov. John Kasich steps in to save them
Vox – David Roberts – December 13, 2016

Ohio lawmakers call for keeping freeze on clean energy mandates

Toledo Blade – Tom Henry  – December 10, 2016

Will Gov. Kasich Save Ohio’s Clean Energy Economy?
EcoWatch – Dan Zukowski – December 10, 2016

Green Energy Ohio (GEO) Letter Requesting Veto Sub. House Bill 554
GEO Executive Director Bill Spratley – December 9, 2016

Ohio advocates hope Kasich follows through on promise to veto clean energy freeze
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – December 9, 2016

Critic of Ohio clean-energy requirements getting solar panels at home
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – December 9, 2016

Ohio Senate Floor Debate Video on Sub. H.B. 554
Ohio Channel – December 8, 2016

Ohio Senate approves energy bill making compliance voluntary for two years
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – December 8, 2016

Clean-energy standards bill passes Senate, House
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – December 8, 2016

The Ohio Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a bill making the state’s clean-energy standards optional for the next three years 
Public News Service – December 8, 2016

‘Giveaway’ for utilities included in bill to make Ohio energy standards voluntary
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – December 7, 2016

At least five more cold winters for Ohio’s RES
PV Magazine – Frank Andorka – December 7, 2016

PR News Wire – Whirlpool Corporation – December 7, 2016

Are legislators calling Kasich’s bluff over renewable energy freeze?
Cincinnati Enquirer – Carrie Blackmore Smith – December 6, 2016


Ohio House makes green-energy rules voluntary, despite John Kasich’s appeal

Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – December 6, 2016

Ohio House OKs bill to weaken clean-energy standards
Columbus Dispatch –  Dan Gearino – December 6, 2016

Follow the money behind attacks on clean energy in Ohio
Energy & Policy Institute – Dave Anderson – December 6, 2016

PUCO’s Howard Petricoff faced confirmation obstacles from the start, emails show
Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – December 6, 2016

Commentary: Ohio should lead, not lag, in solar energy investment
Canton Repository – Tom Kimbis, Solar Energy Industries Association – December 6, 2016

Critics: Jobs will be in jeopardy if Ohio energy bill becomes law
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – December 2, 2016

PUCO’s Howard Petricoff resigns as commissioner
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – December 2, 2016

Northern Ohio institutions become laboratories for future energy usage
Phys org – December 1, 2016

Gov. Kasich Must Step In To Stop Ideologically Driven Anti-Jobs Energy Bill
Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial – December 1, 2016

November 2016

Ohio lawmakers to make green energy mandates voluntary until 2020
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 30, 2014

Kasich no fan of proposal weakening clean-energy standards
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – November 30, 2014

Testimony of William A. Spratley, Executive Director Green Energy Ohio
Opposition Testimony for House Bill 554, Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee – November 30, 2016

Green energy advocates warn Ohio lawmakers that renewable freeze will kill business
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 30, 2016

Ohio House Moves to Change Renewable Energy Policy Again
WKSU 89.7 Public Radio – Andy Chow

Report: Solar and Wind Good Business for Ohio Companies
Public News Service – November 30, 2016

AEP Seeks $52 Million to Build up to 10 Ohio Microgrids
Greentech Media – Julia Pyper – November 30, 2016

IKEA to Install Solar Panels Atop Future Columbus, OH Store Opening Summer 2017; Array Will Be Retailer’s 2nd in State
Business Wire – November 30, 2016

Survey finds conservative and GOP support for clean energy
Milwaukee Sentinel – Thomas Content – November 30, 2016

Testimony of William A. Spratley, Executive Director Green Energy Ohio
Opposition Testimony for Senate Bill 320, Ohio Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee – November 29, 2016

More than 60 businesses testify against extending freeze on renewable energy, energy efficiency
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 29, 2016

Ohio clean energy standards may go from ‘frozen’ to voluntary in coming weeks
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – November 29, 2016

Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy
Into the Wind AWEA Blog – Andrew Gohn – November 29, 2016

As cities take the lead on climate change issues, Cleveland’s a good place to emulate
Crain’s Cleveland Business – Scott Suttell – November 29, 2016

Another Ohio renewable-energy freeze possible before Christmas, return to full-utility regulation delayed
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 28, 2016

Ohio Utility Includes Renewables Mechanism In Proposed Electricity Plan
Solar Industry Magazine – Betsy Lillian – November 28, 2016

Ohio Senate bill would end freeze on green power rules – Benchmark has been held at 2.5% past 2 years
Toledo Blade – Jim Provance – November 23, 2016

Renewables reach 16.7% of US’ total power capacity in 2015 – NREL
See News Renewables – Ivan Shumkov – November 23, 2016

Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump
Bloomberg – Joe Ryan, Chris Martin, Jim Polson – November 22, 2016

Top five reasons I’m thankful to advocate for wind energy
Huffington Post – Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) – November 22, 2016

Senate, House Vary On Plans To Change Green Energy Policies
WCPN Ideastream – Public Radio Cleveland – Andy Chow – November 21, 2016 

Ohio Senate bill would trim green energy goals
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – November 17, 2016

First Solar plans to lay off 1,600 workers
Toledo Blade – Blade Staff – November 16, 2016

Unfreeze clean energy in Ohio
Akron Beacon Journal Editorial – November 16, 2016

Ohio’s renewable energy freeze fight reignites; business groups urge Kasich to take action
Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – November 16, 2016

Ohio lawmakers try again to weaken efficiency, renewable energy rules but risk Governor John Kasich’s veto
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 15, 2016

Hearings resume on bill to further weaken Ohio clean energy standards
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – November 15, 2016

How wind and solar plan to thrive during the Trump presidency
Utility Dive – Herman K. Trabish – November 15, 2016

Against the wind: Ohio lawmaker pushes for stricter rules on wind development
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – November 14, 2016

Cuyahoga Council expected to approve wind and solar energy power agreement
Cleveland com – Peter Krouse – November 14, 2016

“Our Solar” Community Solar Project to Install 23 Systems
GEO News Magazine – Fall 2016 – John Witte, Integrated Solar Ltd – November 13, 2016

Consequences of First Energy’s Electric Security Plan Rehearing Decision
GEO News Magazine – Fall 2016 – Dylan Borchers, Bricker & Eckler – November 13, 2016

Reinvigorating Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards Could Save $5B by 2030. Here’s How
GEO News Magazine – Fall 2016 – Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund – November 13, 2016

Ohio regulators approve AEP plan to retire 1,500 MW of coal generation [& build 900 MW of clean energy generation]
Utility Dive – Robert Walton – November 11, 2016

Fort Wayne-based utility now generates enough -from sunlight to power 2,000 homes. [Indiana Michigan Power is owned by American Electric Power]

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – staff report – November 11, 2016

Sweeping energy overhaul passes Michigan Senate
Detroit News – Jonathan Oosting – November 10, 2016

Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s America
Forbes – James Conca – November 10, 2016

All bets are off: 4 takeaways on what President Trump means for the power sector
Utility Dive – Gavin Bade – November 9, 2016FirstEnergy to sell or close power plants if Ohio, Pennsylvania do not return to regulated rates
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – November 8, 2016

FirstEnergy joining AEP push to pull back on open market in Ohio
Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – November 7, 2016

AEP wins profit guarantee sought in coal-fired power case[PUCO Decision Approves 900 MW of Wind & Solar]
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – November 4, 2016

Group promotes renewable energy
Columbus Dispatch – Letter to the Editor – November 3, 2016

Energy interests, mostly fossil fuels, give big to Ohio campaigns
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – November 3, 2016

AEP plans to spend $1 billion on renewables
Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – November 2, 2016

Restore renewables standards so Ohio can lead in clean-tech
Athens News – Letter to the Editor – November 2, 2016

Amazon to build second wind farm in Ohio
Columbus Dispatch – Mark Williams, Dan Gearino – November 1, 2016

GOP may need reboot post-Trump, Kasich says
Columbus Dispatch – Darrel Rowland – November 1, 2016

October 2016

Amazon orders new wind farm in Ohio to help power cloud business
Seattle Times – Angel Gonzalez – October 31, 2016

Uncertainty, backsliding in Ohio’s renewable energy policy driving homegrown innovations out of state
Cleveland.com – Doug Herr and John Colm (Opinion) – October 30, 2016

Ohio lawmakers and lobbyists battle over cost of renewable energy
WCPO – Cincinnati – Liam Niemeyer – October 30, 2016

Wind energy poised for growth in Ohio, advocates say
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – October 30, 2016

German utilities’ clean-energy transition offers insights for Ohio
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann M. Kowalski – October 28, 2016

Whirlpool’s wind-turbine project startsFirm’s Ottawa plant to get boost in renewable energy
Toledo Blade – John Chavez – October 27, 2016

Wake Up Ohio Lawmakers and Unfreeze Your Renewable Energy Standards
EcoWatch – Samantha Williams, NRDC – October 26, 2016

Wind generating a double-digit share of Colorado’s power supply – 11 states in 2015 get 10% or more of their electricity from wind farms
Denver Business Journal – Cathy Proctor – October 26, 2016

Corporate leaders urge GOP to reinstate renewable energy
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – October 25, 2016

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal
BBC News – Andrew Walker – October 25, 2016

Energy tip to Ohio lawmakers: Renewables, efficiency not “all or nothing”
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – October 24, 2016

Report: State support of clean energy could add jobs, cut consumer costs
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – October 24, 2016

Minster getting attention for solar innovation

Lima News – Craig Kelly – October 22, 21016

Raise the renewable energy standard, because conserving is what conservatives do
MLive – Larry Ward – October 19, 2016

Ohio has 1,500 fewer industrial companies buying power, and bills keep going up
Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – October 18, 21016

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber met with the editorial board of cleveland.com & Plain Dealer and shared his thoughts about … renewable energy standards and more
Cleveland.com – Peter Krouse – October 17, 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launches region in Ohio
Tech Crunch – Frederic Lardinois – October 17, 2016

Ohio produces less renewable energy than Kentucky, Is that OK? [Sen. Sietz & Gov. Kasich positions on Ohio Renewables]
Cincinnati Enquirer – Carrie Blackmore Smith – October 17, 2016

Study: Toledo fails in ‘green test’ City ranks 97th out of 100 for environmental practices
Toledo Blade – Tom Henry – October 13, 2016

Conservatives enlightened at Clean Energy Summit
Sidney Daily News – Tyler M. Duvelius – October 13, 2016

Solar FlexRack Supplies Iowa’s Largest Utility PV Project
PV Magazine – Charles Thurston – October 13, 2016

Metro Denver utility bills pale in comparison to Cleveland and Buffalo
Denver Post – Aldo Svaldi – October 13, 2016

PUCO gives FirstEnergy up to $200 million in surcharges a year for three years, and chance to extend increases an additional 2 years
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – October 12, 2016

Officials try to save Ohio jobs in military

Lima News – Jim Provance – October 8, 2016

Renewable Energy Standards Divide Ohio Lawmakers
WKSU Public Radio 89.7 – Andy Chow – October 4, 2016

Ohio Utilities Seek Solar And Renewable Energy Credits
Solar Industry Magazine – October 4, 2016

Proposed legislation would further weaken Ohio clean energy standards
Midwest Energy News – Kathiann Kowalski – October 4, 2016

[Ohio’s AEP Energy On-Site Partners Build Big New York Solar Array] Farming the sun in Ontario County
Canandaigua Daily Messenger, New York – Melody Burri – October 2, 2016

September 2016

Corporations Take Advanced Energy Into Their Own Hands; Solar + Storage like Peanut Butter and Chocolate
The Clean Energy Collective – Lexie Briggs – September 30, 2016

Personal View: Lawmakers must advance energy reform
Cleveland Crain’s Business – Matt Brakey – September 30, 2016

Ohio Clean Energy
OSU Public Radio – All Sides with Ann Fisher – Kathiann Kowalski, Bill Seitz, Al Frasz – September 28, 2016

New proposals for Ohio’s clean energy mandates coming at Statehouse

Columbus Business First – Tom Knox – September 28, 2016

Kasich vows to veto any legislation extending renewable energy freeze, lawmakers also uneasy

Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – September 27, 2016

Kasich says he’d veto any bill eliminating clean-energy standards
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – September 27, 2016

Ohio ranked 29th in the 2016 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, dropping two positions in the rankings
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy – ACEEE – September 26, 2016

Plan to thaw clean-energy freeze makes compliance optional
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – September 23, 2016

Ohio Senate Energy Bill Out Of Touch With Conservatives
National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) – Samantha Williams – September 23, 2016

A trusted name in American manufacturing makes a wind power play – Timken
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) – Greg Alvarez – September 23, 2016

How Advanced Energy Can Save Money for Ohioans
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) – Ray Fakhoury – September 22, 2016

Ohio GOP voters support green energy, efficiency programs and customer choice
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – September 21, 2016

Should Conservatives Embrace Clean Energy?
Cleveland City Club Panel – Audio & Video – Michael Hartley, Terry McClure, Lynn Scarlett – September 21, 2016

Ohio’s energy future cloudy at best, storms likely (video)PUCO Chair Asim Haque video interview
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – September 20, 2016

Ohio’s Falling State Ranking in Total Solar PV Installations in New U.S. Solar Market Insight Report  Q3 2016 from GTM/Research & SEIA in p. 9 Table of States – September 2016

A close-up look at Lake Erie’s wind-energy project (video)
Cleveland.com – Peter Krouse – September 20, 2016

From Corvettes to wind turbines: this company does it all – Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG)
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) – Greg Alvarez – September 20, 2016

Ohio Business Roundtable champions shale gas, likes wind and solar but not rules on green power
Cleveland Plain Dealer – John Funk – September 16, 2016

Whirlpool Invests in Wind Energy
JustMeans – Gina-Marie Cheeseman – September 16, 2016

GM pledges 100% renewable energy power by 2050
The Detroit News – Melissa Burden – September 14, 2016

Minster, Ohio’s Solar/Storage Projects Gets National Award – IREC’s National 3iAwards Presented For Innovation, Ingenuity & Inspiration in Clean Energy
Alternative Energy Magazine – September 14, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down challenge to wind-farm approval
Columbus Dispatch – Dan Gearino – September 7, 216

1st Carbon-Neutral Car Dealership In World Is … Motorcars Honda In Ohio?
Clean Technica – September 3, 2016

Ohio to lose millions in wind-energy investments if state laws aren’t changed
Cleveland.com – Peter Krouse – September 2, 2016

Ohio’s largest wind farm, sprouts cash crop of turbines
Cleveland.com – Peter Krouse – September 1, 2016

August 2016

Solar panels a money-saver for General Motors Lordstown Complex
WYTV Youngstown Channel 33 – August 31, 2016

[IGS Energy of Dublin, Ohio in 4.8 MW Solar Deal in Maine] Politics overshadow solar’s potential in Maine
Portland, Maine Press-Herald – Tux Turkel – August 28, 2016

Solar power growing rapidly as prices tumble and tax credits are extended – VIDEO: Post-Conference Interview with GEO’s Bill Spratley 
Cleveland Plain Dealer by John Funk – August 27, 2016

State’s largest solar project to be in B.G. – Ohio’s energy landscape changing
Toledo Blade – Tom Henry – August 26, 2016

GEO Building Big Solar Across Ohio: Bowling Green Conference – August 25, 2016
Articles in: BG Independent News (2), Cleveland Plain Dealer (2),  Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune (2)Toledo BladeBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune (1),  Cleveland Plain Dealer (1), Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune (1), Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune (2), BG Independent News (1),Washington Times, Youngstown Vindicator,  Ohio Farm Bureau Federation 
20 Expert Speaker Presentations at GEO Conference  August 25, 2016

GEO Study of Ohio’s 25 Largest Solar Arrays GEO News Release – August 16, 2016
Also see Solar Study and August 25 Big Solar Conference articles in Summer GEO News Magazine, August 2016

Building Big Solar Across Ohio, GEO News Magazine, Summer, 2016

April 2016

30 Expert Speaker Presentations: Ohio Green Energy Policy Conference: Energizing Green Ohio Communities
– April 7, 2016

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