News Release | Environment Ohio

New study: U.S. clean energy use has accelerated during the past decade

Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the tremendous growth of electric vehicle sales.

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Cincinnati Highlighted for Solar Progress in New Report

The City of Cincinnati ranks first in the state of Ohio for solar energy production in a new report, landing it among the region’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun.

Report | Environment Ohio

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

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Campaign launched to educate Ohio residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Ohioans about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

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Ohioans health at risk with unprecedented dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Columbus experienced 103 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns

Columbus, Ohio – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource.  Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country like AEP’s attacks on the renewable energy standards in Ohio, said a new report released today by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. 

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Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.