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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

Cincinnati Turns Out For Solar

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati community is turning out en masse to support an expanded solar vision coming from city hall, championed by Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls. Over 100 members of the Cincinnati public joined Environment Ohio for the ‘Cincinnati Going Solar’ town hall meeting Tuesday evening at Xavier University’s Cintas Center to hear from Vice Mayor Qualls and a panel of local experts, advocates and solar business professionals about the progress Cincinnati has made and new programs that are in the works to transform Cincinnati into a solar city.

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Ohio Clean Energy Report Card Highlights Success Stories

Columbus, OH—From a solar zoo to an ultra-efficient new high school, Ohio is booming with success stories from its Clean Energy Law passed in 2008, according to a new report from Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center, Ohio’s Clean Energy Success Story: The Clean Energy Law Three Years In. The report found that between January 2009, when the law took effect, and December 2011 Ohio’s four largest utilities implemented energy efficiency programs that have saved enough electricity to power 267,000 Ohio homes for a year, and added enough of wind solar photovoltaic capacity between 2009 and 2012 to produce enough energy to power 95,000 Ohio homes.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Ohio's Clean Energy Success Story

Ohio’s Clean Energy Law is delivering on its promise of improved energy efficiency and increased production of clean, renewable electricity—reducing Ohio’s dependence on coal and natural gas power plants, which harm public health and the state’s environment. The Clean Energy Law—Senate Bill 221—was passed in 2008 and sets requirements for energy efficiency and renewable energy for each of the state’s four investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

New Study: Global temperatures rising faster than ever

Columbus, OH—Global temperatures are rising at a faster rate than at any time in the last 11,000 years, according to a new study published today in the science journal Nature. This report builds on numerous other studies that have made it clear that global warming is real, it is already starting to have devastating effects on our communities, and those effects will only grow worse unless we cut emissions of the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Cincinnati resolution supports aggressive efficiency measures

CINCINNATI –Environment Ohio and business leaders joined Cincinnati Councilmember Chris Seelbach to announce the introduction of a city resolution in support of Ohio’s energy efficiency standard today. Speaking alongside state environmental groups and business leaders, Councilman Seelbach cited energy efficiency’s environmental and consumer benefits to the city and urged state lawmakers to protect Ohio’s commitments to clean energy. The resolution adds Cincinnati’s voice to a growing chorus of municipalities from around Ohio urging state lawmakers to honor Ohio’s commitment to clean energy under its Clean Energy Law. The resolution passed unanimously in council.

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