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Energy and Renewables
As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.
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Energy and Renewables - Latest News
April 21st, 2011
A coalition of environmental-conservation groups today called on each of Ohio’s 132 state lawmakers to publicly declare which state parks, state nature preserves, and state scenic rivers in their local legislative district they would vote to keep closed from oil and gas drilling or would vote to “convert from natural parks to industrial parks” and open up to extraction. To read the full Press Release S.P.DrillingFINAL press Release Read More
March 8th, 2011
Today, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) has approved a recommendation by the Ohio Board of Building Standards to update Ohio’s commercial codes. Included in the rule package were stronger energy efficiency requirements for commercial construction. Adoption of national model codes (2009 I-Codes) will save Ohio businesses money, help keep Ohio competitive with surrounding states, and provide Ohioans with up-to-date safety and energy efficient technologies. Read More
The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter along with many other organizations have signed a letter in support of stronger commercial building codes. The letter was delivered to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Review (JCARR). Stronger commercial energy efficiency building codes is just as important as strong residential building codes and can help push energy efficiency forward in Ohio. To read the letter click here.
September 27th, 2010
Different faiths, different congregations? These differences do not matter to some Ohio congregations who are taking action to curb climate change. They have teamed up with the Sierra Club and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light to take a stand against one of the most pressing environmental problems in decades. Energy efficiency is their tool and has become one of the easiest ways to solve this problem. Read More
September 2nd, 2010
Sierra Club, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and Westminster Presbyterian Church teamed up to promote energy efficiency!