renewable energy

Ohio House revives another desperate attempt to freeze clean energy standards

Columbus, OH - Today, in response to the introduction of House Bill 114 aimed at freezing Ohio’s renewable energy standards, the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund released the following statement:

“With the introduction of HB114, the Ohio House of Representatives is re-hashing failed attempts to thwart the renewable energy standards that Ohioans overwhelmingly support. Governor Kasich vetoed very similar legislation in HB554 last year and has continued to advocate for the standards to remain in place. Ohio needs to be a leader in the energy revolution that is sweeping the world instead of debating legislation that is dead on arrival.”



Clean Energy Advocates Heat Up Efforts to Thaw Ohio’s Freeze on Renewable, Energy Efficiency Standards

Clean Energy Advocates Heat Up Efforts to Thaw Ohio’s Freeze on Renewable, Energy Efficiency Standards

A coalition of environmental groups and clean energy advocates are working together to send a strong message to the Ohio Legislature: “Thaw the freeze because Ohioans are watching.” Paid messages have covered billboards, radio, social and print media.

Already the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund has a high-profile billboard at

Broad and State streets sending the message to elected officials in the Ohio Statehouse:

OEC Action Fund Director Issues Statement on Trump Visit to Ohio


COLUMBUS, OH - Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump held a campaign event today in St. Clairsville, Ohio. In advance of the event, OEC Action Fund Director, Aryeh Alex issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s positions on energy and the environment. 

“Donald Trump’s erratic and divisive language is out of step with the values of most Ohioans. Instead of moving Ohio forward, a Trump presidency promises to reverse the progress we’ve made advancing a clean energy economy and addressing climate change.  The Buckeye State is ready to lead America into the 21st Century but Trump’s temperament and lack of judgement puts Ohio’s families at risk and threatens the essential environmental protections that ensure the clean air and water our families depend on.” 

Aryeh Alex, OEC Action Fund Director

OEC Action Fund Issues Statement on Gov. Kasich's Withdrawal from Presidential Contest

Columbus, OH - Gov. John Kasich today announced he is withdrawing from 2016 Presidential contest. The OEC Action Fund released the following statement in response to this announcement.

“On the Presidential campaign trail, Governor Kasich was outspoken in his support for common sense clean energy policies and the importance of preserving our Great Lake Erie. We agree wholeheartedly with Gov. Kasich that protecting our environment and growing our economy are not mutually exclusive and we look forward to working with him to put those words into action.”

Heather Taylor-Miesle, President of the OEC Action Fund