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Exploradio: Advancing advanced energy
There's an uphill battle for emerging energy companies competeing with fossil fuels both in the marketplace and in government largesse
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Kimberly Gibson is head of Advanced Energy Economy Ohio, a trade-group promoting the alternative energy industry in Ohio. She says uncertainty in Washington, not market competition, is slowing growth of new energy companies.
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A new report by a new organization says 25,000 Ohio jobs were created during the recession in industries related to alternative energy. 

The group Advanced Energy Economy Ohio set up shop last September.

It’s the local chapter of a national organization trying to pull together, and lobby for, industries ranging from solar and wind, to smart grid technology designed to handle renewable energy sources, and even new forms of nuclear power.

Kimberly Gibson heads up the Ohio chapter.

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