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Florida Politics (Opinion): Smart policy puts Florida in the driver’s seat on electric vehicles

Posted by JR Tolbert on Mar 1, 2022

Florida Politics ran JR Tolbert's op-ed on policies that can help Florida lead on EV-adoption. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The state is now number two in the country in electric vehicles sales.
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Topics: United In The News, Electric Vehicles, JR Tolbert

Indianapolis Business Journal (Opinion): Duke Energy should be ambitious in effort to help customers save

Posted by JR Tolbert on Nov 19, 2021

Indianapolis Business Journal published JR Tolbert's op-ed on how Duke Energy can save its customers money and up energy efficiency programming. Read snippets below and the full article here.

As the saying goes, the cheapest energy is the energy we don’t use. And proven, affordable and readily available technologies that reduce energy use can save customers money on their monthly bills. So it’s disappointing that Indiana has deprioritized these cost-saving solutions.

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Topics: United In The News

Columbus Times-Dispatch: Column: House Bill 6 is an even bigger scam than Ohioans might think

Posted by JR Tolbert on Sep 1, 2020

Columbus Times-Dispatch published AEE's J.R. Tolbert's perspective on the Ohio bribery scandal that resulted in passage of HB 6, a bill that actually hurts ratepayers. Read excerpts below and the entire Columbus Times-Dispatch piece here. 

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has been indicted for allegedly employing insidious tactics to jam through House Bill 6, the corrupt energy legislation that serves as his legacy, in order to reward his political benefactors at FirstEnergy with a $1.5 billion bailout. In the scandal’s aftermath, the bill’s sponsors, the new House speaker and even the governor who signed it into law have called for its repeal. They cite the corrupt and illegal activities leading to its passage...

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Topics: United In The News