Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund on the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan
Columbus, OH - Today, Minority Leader Emilia Sykes and Democratic lawmakers announced their plan for a modern, holistic clean energy and economic development plan to move Ohio toward a healthy, sustainable state for our families and future generations. The plan strengthens and reinforces the importance of clean, renewable energy and energy conservation by preserving and expanding Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards.
The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Miranda Leppla, Vice President of Energy Policy with the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund:
“The plan unveiled today is a forward-thinking proposal that moves Ohio toward a healthier, more sustainable future. Not only will this measure improve Ohio’s environment and public health, it will continue to drive the creation of good paying jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, which already supports 112,000 jobs in Ohio.
“In stark contrast to the proposed House Bill 6, the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan is a comprehensive approach to Ohio’s energy landscape. House Bill 6 is projected to raise hard-working Ohioans’ bills by $6.11 per month to subsidize coal and nuclear plants, while doing nothing to incentivize wind and solar energy.
“Ohioans deserve leaders who work to create sustainable futures for their families, and the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Plan is aiming to do just that. By drafting a plan that is truly a “clean air” package, this plan will help Ohio realize its potential for wind and solar development, give Ohioans even more savings on monthly bills thanks to robust energy efficiency plans, and create sustainable, good paying Ohio jobs. Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund applauds this proposal for recognizing that Ohio must create a sustainable, clean energy future, not only invest in technologies of the past.”