We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
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May 28th, 2013
Renewable Energy in Ohio: Going Viral?
This map may be a surprise to you. That’s because the renewable energy industry has come quietly to a rooftop or farmland near you, silently revolutionizing our struggle for energy independence and climate solutions.
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Regardless of the social and environmental benefits of climate mitigation, energy independence, and overall improved public health – clean, renewable energy seems to have crossed into the territory of economic viability and cost stability for Ohio customers; specifically, since the passage of SB 221 in 2008.
For residents and homeowners, the question becomes: has home solar gone viral? Is today the time to go solar? Let’s look at the numbers.
The graph above shows that the total number of installations went down in 2012, however the graph below shows that the average number of kilowatts per installation tells a different story:
This explains how installed kilowatts has increased, though the number of installs has decreased.
Bottom line? Solar seems to be coming into it’s heyday in Ohio.
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