Ohio Governor John Kasich Takes Strong Step Supporting Solar Energy

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554, clearing the way for reinstatement of the state’s renewable energy standard.

Protecting Families from Double Digit Energy Bill Hikes

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today commending House passage of the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042), introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)

Brown Marks Completion of “Plant C” Redevelopment Project in Ashtabula

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Ashtabula today to mark the completion of the redevelopment project at the former First Energy C Plant, known as “Plant C.” Brown helped secure $1.55 million for redevelopment of the facility, which serves the water needs of Ashtabula’s industrial community and helps sustain more than 1,000 jobs.

Brown Announces $3.5 Million in Federal Funding for Advanced Energy Project at Sunpower Inc....

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $3,500,000 in federal funding for a generator development project at SunPower Inc. in Athens. “The generators built at SunPower could serve as a model for energy efficiency efforts across the country,” said Brown. “This award is a testament to the strength of Ohio’s innovative power companies.”

Brown Announces $250,000 In New Federal Funding For Water Treatment In Jackson County

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $250,000 in federal funding for the City of Jackson to make needed improvements to its wastewater treatment plant. The funding was awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Gibbs Votes For FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after the FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed the House. “Together, the House took one step further toward funding our country’s infrastructure and ensuring our energy security. By providing much needed funding to critical regional and national maritime construction and energy infrastructure, we can remain a top global competitor.

Ranking Member Kaptur Delivers Energy & Water Appropriations Opening Statement On U.S. House Floor

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, delivered remarks to open debate for Energy and Water appropriations legislation on the House floor. Her full statement

Rep. Kaptur Calls For Compromise To Fully Address Nation’s Energy & Water Needs

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) delivered opening remarks to the House Committee on Rules last night, calling for a budget compromise that will end harmful sequester cuts that neglect critical projects. Energy and water projects and initiatives support U.S. economic development and manufacturing competitiveness, nuclear security, energy independence, water security, and basic infrastructure that prevents flooding and droughts throughout the country. Her full statement

Ranking Member Kaptur Delivers Opening Statement As Energy And Water Appropriations Markup Begins

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) delivered opening remarks for the House Appropriations Committee this morning as the committee begins markup of language from the Energy and Water Subcommittee where Kaptur serves as Ranking Member. Rep. Kaptur is also offering an amendment to remove controversial policy riders, most notably a provision that would roll back efforts to protect certain bodies of water, including ponds and marshes, under the Clean Water Act. Her opening statement in full


Central Ohio Housing Report – December 2018

While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low.