Word Search – November

Word Search – November


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Ohio House Committee approves energy-efficiency bill

Ohio House Committee approves energy-efficiency bill

Clears way for the legislation to hit the House floor

COLUMBUS – Legislation incentivizing public utilities to promote energy-efficiency programs to reduce energy bills appears to be […]

Weatherize Ohio Recap

Thank you to all our attendees and speakers for a successful Weatherize Ohio 2021.

Please enjoy these pictures from the conference. Also, below are several of the presentation slides from the event. Thank you. […]

FirstEnergy Settlement Summary

FirstEnergy’s electric distribution utilities have agreed to record settlement for $306 million in “significantly excessive earnings” to be returned to over two million FirstEnergy residential consumers in addition to commercial and institutional customers. The Stipulation […]

John Sarver Testimony in support of HB-389

Chair Hoops, Vice Chair Ray, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony in support of House Bill 389. House Bill […]

Word Search – September


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Dave Rinebolt Memorial

Celebrate the Life of Dave Rinebolt


October 19, 2021 | 6pm-8pm
Quest Conference Center
9200 Worthington Road
Westerville, Ohio 43082

OPAE Executive Director, Dave Rinebolt, Passing

It is with heavy hearts that the Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) Board and Staff is sharing the sudden death of our executive director, Dave Rinebolt. He passed away Thursday morning at his home […]

Finding a Way When the Shoes Are Falling

IMPACT Community Action’s Energy Advocates Program

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a myriad of issues to our organizations – a “stay-at-home” order; a frightened public; and a growing need for government assistance. Then, another shoe […]

OPAE Word Search #1

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Celebrating Community Action Month

By: Philip E. Cole, Executive Director of Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Community Action Month is a time for our network to reflect on our successes and the triumphs of the people we serve. Throughout […]

When is a Bike Shop More Than a Bike Shop?

When is a simple bike shop a catalyst to developing successful youth?

When said bike shop is Lorain County Community Action Agency (LCCAA) Bike Shop. The “call-it-what-it-is” name for the retail location is about as […]

PUCO Issues Final Credit and Disconnection Rules


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has issued the final credit and disconnection rules, which include rules covering the natural gas Percentage Income Payment Plan (PIPP).  The Commission accepted several of OPAE’s recommendations, but refused […]

What’s Next for HWAP?

The rumor mill has been rampant with discussions of a major increase in HWAP funding by Congress. On April 22nd, Biden announced a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. The American […]

HB 6 Repealed, Sort Of

The General Assembly bolted out of Columbus on March 25th, patting themselves on the back for passing legislation to repeal portions of the notorious HB 6. Even still-Rep. Larry Householder voted for the bill.

SB 124 […]

Bill Payment Assistance – How Much Money is Out There?

The COVID-19 pandemic caused hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, and millions of Americans, to lose their jobs or businesses.  This meant families couldn’t pay for the necessities:  food, rent or mortgages, utilities, and health care.  […]

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