Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst
Ohio Citizen Action and 172 other groups oppose EPA Administrator nominee Ohio Citizen Action and 172 other groups oppose EPA Administrator nominee
Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio
The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself
Ohio's Clean Energy Future Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

For years Ohio’s lack of a comprehensive, long-term energy policy has harmed our economy and our health by continuing our reliance on burning coal for electricity. Now we finally have a chance to move forward. During a 2-year legislative “freeze” on our energy efficiency and renewable energy progress, utility companies […]

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  You’ll find it at Ohio Citizen Action. This is the chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference. You’ll get to know the environmental issues and the people they affect in our area. Here, you can really put your values into action by earning a living and […]

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Your donations provide support for research, community organizing, and lobbying for campaigns including giving Ohioans the right-to-know and the right to say no about hydrofracking in our state, moving Ohio away from its reliance on dirty coal-fired power plants, and “good neighbor campaigns” in which neighbors of polluting facilities have […]

Victory Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today

Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today

COLUMBUS — We did it! The pro-clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today when Governor Kasich vetoed HB554. It’s the best present imaginable! It’s also an affirmation that if the people lead, the leaders will follow.  I’m so grateful to the tens of thousands Ohio Citizen Action members […]

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Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst
Climate Change / Coal / Energy

Carbon dioxide emissions fall in Ohio, but state still among worst

COLUMBUS — “Ohio has been spewing a lot less of a major contributor to climate change than it did in 2000, but it’s still near the top of U.S states. The state produced the fifth-most carbon dioxide emissions in 2014, putting 232 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas into […]

Job growth in different energy sectors mirrors the evolution of the nation's power mix.  
Credit: Department of Energy
Renewable Energy

Renewables, efficiency dominate job growth in energy sector

WASHINGTON, DC — “The DOE’s findings in its second annual jobs report underscores the evolution in the power sector as utilities shift from traditional power generation sources such as coal and nuclear toward natural gas, efficiency and renewable energy. It should come as no surprise, then, that the renewable energy […]

Ohio Citizen Action and 172 other groups oppose EPA Administrator nominee
Right-to-Know

Ohio Citizen Action and 172 other groups oppose EPA Administrator nominee

WASHINGTON, DC — “Over 170 environmental, health, and public interest groups sent a letter to the Senate’s Environmental and Public Works committee opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt to Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Scott Pruitt has actively worked against the mission of the agency he has been […]

Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio
Freeze on Clean Energy

Governor Kasich restores clean energy standards in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH — “It’s important for Ohio to take advantage of the 5 year extension of the federal production and investment tax credits (PTC and ITC) for wind and solar energy resources.  This provides a golden opportunity for Ohio to accelerate renewable energy and deployment even further. States and utilities […]

The Washington Works DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Photo: Maddie McGarvey for The Intercept/Investigative Fund
Good Neighbor Campaigns

EPA reaches new C8 deal with DuPont

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Less than two weeks before the Obama administration leaves office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it had reached a new agreement with DuPont Co. regarding pollution of drinking water in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the toxic chemical C8 from the company’s manufacturing plant near […]

Seitz named chairman of House Public Utilities Committee
Utilities

Seitz named chairman of House Public Utilities Committee

COLUMBUS — “Bill Seitz will have a seat at the head of the table this year when debate around the future of Ohio electric policy flares up. The Cincinnati Republican, a longtime fixture on the Statehouse energy scene, will chair the House Public Utilities Committee. Rep. Rick Carfagna, R-Genoa Township, […]

The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself
Coal / Energy

The major front in the ‘war on coal’ lies within the market itself

BOSTON, MA — “If citizens have heard anything about the upheaval in the U.S. coal industry, it is probably the insistence that President Obama and the EPA have waged a ‘war on coal.’ This phrase is written into President-elect Donald Trump’s energy platform, which promises to ‘end the war on […]

Lynn Slaby, PUCO
Utilities

Lynn Slaby will not seek another term at the PUCO

COLUMBUS — “Lynn Slaby will not seek another five-year term on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, meaning the face of the regulatory agency will soon be drastically different. Slaby told Ohio Gov. John Kasich of his decision in a letter on Monday. His choice means there will be two […]

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio
Renewable Energy

Wind farms stall, solar grows as energy debate continues in Ohio

DAYTON — “Alternative energy advocates cheered a recent decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to veto a recent bill that would have weakened the state’s clean energy standards, arguing the move will lead to more investment and jobs in the industry statewide. But opponents, including residents engaged in a long […]

Crain’s editorial: Up to standard
Freeze on Clean Energy

Crain’s editorial: Up to standard

CLEVELAND — “If Ohio goes on to develop a vibrant clean-energy industry, Dec. 27, 2016, will go down as a landmark date. That was the day Gov. John Kasich vetoed House Bill 554, which would have weakened the state’s clean-energy standards. The bill had passed the Republican-controlled state House and […]