Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Green Energy Falters in Ohio (Op-Ed)

Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. Earlier this year, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a law that temporarily freezes the energy efficiency and renewable energy standards the state had adopted, choking investment in wind and solar, and stalling the state’s transition away from over-reliance on its aging coal plants.  At the heart of the debate are two tools — renewable energy standards and energy efficiency standards — successfully used by the majority of U.S. Renewable energy standards require utility companies to use renewable sources such as wind and solar to produce a certain amount of electricity.


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