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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.

News Release | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

More than 220,00 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Ohio. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have increased by 500 percent.

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

New Report: Ohio's Solar Capacity Growing, but State Still Not Solar Leader

COLUMBUS, OH – Today, Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center released a new report titled Lighting the Way. The report details strong solar energy growth across the nation including a 23% increase in Ohio in 2013. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. Over the course of the last decade, the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States has increased more than 120-fold, from 97 megawatts in 2003 to more than 12,000 megawatts at the end of 2013. In the first quarter of 2014, solar energy accounted for 74 percent of all the new electric generation capacity installed in the United States.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Gov. John Kasich Rolls Back Ohio’s Commitment to Clean Energy

On Thursday, Gov. John Kasich signed SB310, a special interest-backed bill to undo Ohio’s historic commitment to clean energy. This major setback comes on the cusp of Ohio ramping up the state’s investment in local, sustainable, pollution-free energy. The bill halts Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs for at least two years, in addition to permanently gutting key provisions of the law that have led to its success.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

New Report Highlights Solar Energy in Columbus and Other Major U.S. Cities

Today, Environment Ohio was joined at the Department of Fleet Management Facility by Fleet Operations Manager Bill Burns, to release a new report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities. 

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