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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

Ohio's two failing nuclear plants would benefit greatly from a proposed Ohio Clean Air Program now in the Legislature. (Erik Drost/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican state lawmakers are working to move a controversial clean-energy bill quickly through the Ohio Legislature. House Bill 6 would create the Ohio Clean Air Program, which would offer incentives to build and maintain power-generating facilities with zero- or reduced carbon e

Increased consumer adoption of electric vehicle technology is boosting clean car job growth. (@doondevil/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeye State still ranks near the top for clean job creation. According to a new report from the nonpartisan business group E2, nearly 113,000 people are employed in Ohio's clean-energy sector. That's a 4.6 percent increase in the past year, which E2 Executive Directo

Six wind turbines would be installed eight miles off the coast of Cleveland if the Icebreaker project gets approval. (Rob Faulkner/Flickr)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The first freshwater wind-energy installation in North America could be coming to Ohio. While agreeing that a move to cleaner sources of energy is important, opponents say there's not enough evidence that the benefits of the project outweigh the risks. Final approval could

Space heaters should be limited to one per room to avoid overloading a home's electrical system. (yourbestdigs.com/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The polar vortex has arrived in the Buckeye State, and energy experts have suggestions on how to keep homes warm, safely and efficiently. Furnaces work overtime in sub-zero temperatures, and utility companies recommend setting thermostats as low as possible for comfort and health.

Andrew Wheeler, who is nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Moms from Ohio are among those asking elected leaders to think hard about making Andrew Wheeler the nation's top environmental steward. In the seven months since becoming acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Wheeler has moved to unravel regulations, i

The Home Energy Assistance Program offers varying types of home heating assistance for low-income Ohioans. (jilljellydonut/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The flip of the calendar page from October to November means emergency heating assistance is now available for eligible Ohioans. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Winter Crisis Program starts Thursday and provides a one-time, $175 payment toward a heating bill for low-inc

Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program can provide energy efficiency services such as attic insulation for qualified low-income households. (Clean Energy Economy for the Region/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The crisp autumn air might be a nice reprieve after the summer heat, but it can wreak havoc on home energy bills. During Energy Efficiency Month in October, energy experts have tips to help Ohioans stay warm and save money. Penny Martin, a public information officer for Oh

Low-income Ohio families may be eligible to receive a one-time benefit toward a summer cooling bill. (Derek Bridges/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The dog days of summer are here, and staying safe in the heat means many Ohioans soon will be facing higher electric bills. An annual program is available to help eligible households who may not have enough money to stay cool. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Summer Crisis Prog

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