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The Oberlin Review

Petititions Circulate to Preserve REC Fund

John Elder, OC '53
March 10, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In May 2007, the Oberlin City Council voted unanimously to establish a Sustainable Reserve Program funded by the revenue from selling renewable energy credits. This week, former Oberlin City Councilors, business owners and other respected Oberlinians are starting to circulate a pair...

RECs Best Invested in Community Programs

John D. Elder, Oberlin Resident
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: The Oberlin City Council wants to establish a Community Choice Fund to receive donations from credits it would begin giving on electric bills in July. The credits would come from 85 percent of the proceeds of the sale of Renewable Energy Certificates, as voted 4–2 by council in a ...

Energy Credit Referendum Wrecked by Paperwork Havoc

Melissa Harris, Production Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin voters will not decide the distribution of $2.6 million in Renewable Energy Credits this fall because of a paperwork error in submitting a ballot initiative. The Lorain County Board of Elections rejected the proposed ballot initiative on Aug. 18 when Chairwoman of the Sustainable Reserve Committee...

Get REC’d

Madeline Stocker, Editor-in-chief
April 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS

After receiving $2.6 million in Renewable Energy Credits, Oberlin City Council must decide how to spend the extra cash. Renewable Energy Credits are generated when a community produces one megawatt-hour of electricity from a renewable energy source, such as geothermal heat pumps, bioproducts, hydrogen...

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