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Wednesday’s decision against Turning Point Solar was a serious setback for clean energy. Gov. John Kasich should have shown more leadership (“Dark day for AEP solar project,” Dispatch article, Thursday).
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio voted 3-1 to strip the Turning Point Solar plan from a larger report about AEP's projected power needs.
Turning Point could be the largest solar farm east of the Mississippi — reducing global-warming pollution by over 70,000 tons a year — and create more than 600 green jobs.
Turning Point would provide pollution-free energy for thousands of Ohio homes and be a major step toward exceeding the goals set by Ohio’s Clean Energy Law (Senate Bill 221). Instead, the project is stalled indefinitely...