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OhioUp until 2014, Ohio’s clean energy industry was saving money for consumers and creating jobs in the process. Ohio led the U.S. in manufacturers of wind turbine components and was 2nd in total solar equipment providers.1
Source:
Pew Charitable Trusts, January 2015
http://bit.ly/1OBS8Ot
In 2014, the solar industry supported nearly 3,800 jobs in-state.2
Source:
Solar Energy Industries Association
http://bit.ly/19oKJ4e
And the state’s energy efficiency program was on pace to save Ohio ratepayers $5.6 billion by 2020.3
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, April 2013
http://bit.ly/1H2R6G2


But the state legislature froze Ohio’s successful renewable energy and energy efficiency standards in 2014,4
Source:
Columbus Business First, June 2014
http://bit.ly/1BtflIF
even though they had reduced electricity bills in the state by 1.4% from 2008 to 2012.5
Source:
Union of Concerned Scientists
http://bit.ly/1CfBpdd


Despite the intense popularity of the standards – Ohio voters supported them by a ratio of nearly 3-16
Source:
Columbus Dispatch, April 2014
http://bit.ly/1z60OSN
– Governor John Kasich signed the bill repealing the state’s clean energy standards. This was before an administration-funded report came to light that showed renewables supported more jobs (31,000) in Ohio than previously thought.7
Source:
Columbus Dispatch, November 2014
http://bit.ly/1xeKKQV


Ohio currently gets a minimal amount of its electricity from renewable sources.8
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2015
http://1.usa.gov/1HOOL54
And with the intense uncertainty surrounding the state’s energy policies, it’s unlikely that will change.

Learn more about energy in Ohio with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  May 21, 2015  |    Environmental Entrepreneurs, May 2015
 

  Apr 21, 2014  |    Cleveland Plain-Dealer

  Oct 08, 2013  |    Journal Gazette
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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