Commentary for the Ohio Capitol Journal by Cathy Cowan Becker The waterfall at Ash Cave in Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park. Getty Images. Some of my fondest memories have been in Ohio’s state parks, forests and wildlife areas. Deer Creek, John Bryan, Hocking Hills, Shawnee, Maumee Bay, Kelleys Island, Mohican, […]
Community solar may be coming to Ohio! House Bill 450, which would enable community solar projects in the state, has been introduced and will have its second hearing for proponent testimony on Wednesday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m., at a meeting of the Public Utilities Committee in Room 121 of […]
Last year Columbus and Grove City residents voted in a landslide to transition their electricity supply to 100% renewable energy. Partly as a result of these victories, dozens of solar projects are being proposed in Ohio. One of them is the Pleasant Prairie Solar Energy Center, a 250-megawatt solar project […]
Note: We are passing along this action alert from our partners at Green Energy Ohio. SB 52 and HB 118 have gone from bad to worse Earlier this year, we alerted you to General Assembly consideration of Senate Bill 52 and House Bill 118. Despite significant opposition from citizens, the […]
The Ohio General Assembly is considering two bills that would allow the commercial sale of fracking wastewater, misleadingly labeled as “brine.” We need your help in opposing Ohio House Bill 282 and Senate Bill 171 (Establish conditions for the sale of brine as a commodity) or any such bill that […]
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Today, Earth Day 2021, twenty-five regional social justice and environmental organizations are sending a letter and informational packet to grocers in the Ohio River Valley, asking them to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic packaging in their stores and move towards sustainable alternatives. The educational packets are addressed to […]
Next week, the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hear testimony from opponents of Senate Bill 52. This bill subjects renewable energy projects to a new layer of government regulation in addition to the existing state process not applied to any other power generation source.
Last December, the city of Columbus released a draft Climate Action Plan. While we applaud the city for counting its carbon emissions and devising strategies in five areas to lower emissions, the goals do not go far enough. Climate science says we must cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 […]