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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.

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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Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Clean Energy is Cutting Carbon Pollution in Ohio

Cleveland, OH – As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Ohio is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as Ohio’s Clean Energy Law – Senate Bill 221 – and Federal Clean Car Programs, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report showed that a suite of state and federal clean energy policies implemented since 2007 reduced carbon pollution by at least 4.7 million metric tons in 2012. That is comparable to the annual emissions from nearly 1 million cars.

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