Ohio's Clean Energy Future
Too much of our energy comes from dirty sources that harm our environment. But by tapping the power of the sun and wind, we can repower Ohio with clean energy that doesn’t pollute and never runs out. Environment Ohio is calling on mayors and city councils across the state to strengthen their commitment to renewable energy and lead the way to Ohio’s clean energy future.
Dirty energy hurts our health and environment
Our dependence on coal makes Ohio the nation’s fourth-largest emitter of both ozone and global warming pollution, and hurts our health by filling our air with soot and smog and poisoning our waterways with mercury.
It’s time to embrace clean energy
It’s the 21st century. We should be getting more of our energy from clean, renewable sources that don’t pollute our air and water. But politicians in Columbus and Washington, D.C., just don’t get it. Luckily, solar, wind and energy efficiency are local, homegrown solutions to big national problems. That’s why Environment Ohio is calling on mayors and city councils across the state to lead the way to Ohio’s clean energy future.
Polluters stand in the way
Big utilities, like FirstEnergy and American Electric Power (AEP), are fighting to keep us addicted to the dirty, dangerous fuels of the past. In the last two years, AEP spent more than $22.5 million on lobbying, including efforts to block pollution limits on its coal-fired power plants. Further, FirstEnergy has repeatedly failed to meet its commitments to the state’s energy efficiency law.
We can clean up our air and water and reduce our global warming pollution by getting more of our energy from clean, renewable sources such as wind and solar. To make that happen, we need to convince our mayors and city councils to stand up to the utilities and invest in clean, renewable energy.
Together, we can build Ohio’s clean energy future
Supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, and persuade elected officials to invest in clean energy. By taking action online, you can tip the balance in favor of clean energy.
Tell your mayor and city council to strengthen their commitment to clean energy.
- Due to our reliance on coal and other dirty energy, Ohio is the fourth-largest emitter of global warming pollution in the country.
- Utilities like FirstEnergy and AEP are lobbying to keep us hooked on dirty energy like coal, gas and oil.
- Together, we can convince mayors across Ohio to lead the way on clean, local energy, just like member support helped pass Ohio's Clean Energy Law in 2008.