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First-ever nationwide emissions standards for power plants.
Environment Ohio In Action
In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency moved ahead with efforts to significantly reduce mercury, soot and smog pollution from power plants. We expect these standards to save up to 46,000 lives nationwide. Together with our national coalition, we helped mobilize more than 800,000 people across the country to contact the EPA in support of safer emissions standards—no other EPA rule has ever received so much support. Environment Ohio Advocate, Julian Boggs, released our "Danger in the Air" report as part of our effort to ensure these rules were adopted.
Six million metric tons of carbon pollution could be eliminated in Ohio if wind power continues its recent growth trajectory, according to a new analysis by Environment Ohio. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development.
American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
Our new report shows that tapping just a fraction of our state’s solar potential will yield tremendous benefits for our lives, our environment and our children’s future. The report also demonstrates that the rapid growth of solar makes goals what once seemed ambitious readily achievable.
COLUMBUS, OH – 18 Ohio solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, endorsing limits on carbon pollution from power plants and advocating that solar energy become a focal point of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
“As solar power installers, manufacturers, designers, aggregators, product suppliers, and consultants, we welcome the EPA’s unveiling of the Clean Power Plan,” reads the letter, organized by the advocacy group Environment Ohio. “This plan is a critical step toward transforming our energy system to one that protects our health and environment, and that of our children.”
A new report from Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center shows that Ohio's power plants dump as much carbon into the atmosphere as the entire nation of Kuwait. The report also ranks the Top Ten dirtiest plants in the nation. Environmental advocates, a climate scientist, and a children's asthma specialist pointed to the data to support proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants.
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