News Release | Environment Ohio

Gov. Kasich's energy proposal shortchanges Ohio's clean energy potential

COLUMBUS – In response to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presentation of his energy plan today, Environment Ohio State Policy Advocate Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

“Ohio has enormous, untapped potential for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency that will protect our environment and the economic sustainability of communities for generations. Policymakers should be seeking to maximize that potential. Unfortunately, Governor Kasich’s proposed energy plan as outlined, touted as a comprehensive plan to make Ohio energy independent, shortchanges Ohio’s clean energy potential. In fact, it sets us back in our progress to meet that potential.”

News Release | Environment Ohio

Cincinnati City Council to EPA: Cut Carbon Pollution

The Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a resolution urging the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act. The measure, introduced by Councilmember Laure Quinlivan, cited scientific consensus labeling carbon pollution as a public health threat and the city’s ongoing commitment to sustainability as reasons to act.

News Release | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Renewable power and energy efficiency on the rise in Ohio, report says.

Ohio is on its way to a clean energy future, according to a new report by Environment Ohio, Ohio’s Clean Energy Report Card, Year 2: Wind, Solar, and Energy Efficiency on the Rise. Two years into the implementation of the state’s Clean Energy Law, which sets standards for both renewable energy and energy efficiency, Ohio saved enough electricity each year to power 82,000 homes, among other significant benefits.

News Release | Environment Ohio

Cleveland Area Coal Retirements Welcome News for Local Public Health

Earlier today First Energy announced the retirement of four northeast Ohio coal plants, noting that they are too old to meet modern emissions standards for mercury and other toxic chemicals. The oldest plant that is retiring, Cleveland’s Lake Shore plant, was built over 100 years ago.

News Release | Environment Ohio

President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

“Today President Obama stood up to the polluters and protected kids’ health,” said Julian Boggs, State Policy Advocate with Environment Ohio. “This landmark achievement reflects what every parent knows, which is that powering our homes should not poison Ohio’s kids.”

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