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Clean Energy Report Card tracks progress.

In 2011, our report, Ohio's Clean Energy Report Card, showcased the remarkable progress Ohio is making with renewable energy. But our report also showed how each utility is doing on their goals, helping to shape the conversation about clean energy in Ohio.

News Release | Environment Ohio

New Data Shows Ohio Power Plants Emit 2nd Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Ohio’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 48 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Ohio’s latest report, Ohio’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that, in total, power plants in Ohio emitted 4,218 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010.  Environment Ohio’s report comes as EPA is set to finalize a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants next month.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Ohio's Biggest Mercury Polluters

This report details how cleaning up power plants in the state and across the nation will protect our health.

Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic mercury. In 2010, more than two-thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in Ohio came from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. 

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News Release | Environment Ohio

New TV Ads Highlight Sutton, Stivers Votes on Clean Air and Public Health

With Congress waging an all out assault on the Clean Air Act, a new television ad campaign in Ohio launched yesterday highlights the public health impact of votes taken by Reps. Betty Sutton and Steve Stivers regarding clean air standards. 
Though both Sutton and Stivers are the subjects of the campaign, they are being singled out for different reasons. Sutton is praised for her courageous stand against the polluters and for air pollution safeguards while Stivers is being rapped for his numerous votes to protect polluters and endanger public health.

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State legislator seeks to eliminate Ohio's clean-energy requirement

Environmentalists lined up Thursday against an Ohio senator's bill to repeal the state's clean energy requirement, warning that the measure could destabilize a burgeoning new area of the economy.

Sen. Kris Jordan, Republican of Powell, introduced the bill Wednesday that would eliminate a provision of the state's 2008 clean energy law that requires 25 percent of consumer electricity to come from advanced and renewable sources by 2025. Then-Gov. Ted Strickland and bipartisan supporters of the law called it "25 by 25."

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First Solar customer gets $455.7 million in financing for Ontario projects

Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the head of the Export-Import Bank of the United States announced Friday that the bank has agreed to provide financing totaling $455.7 million so that the First Solar Inc. plant in Perrysburg Township can produce 90 megawatts worth of solar panels to power two solar projects in Ontario, Canada.

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