Multiple Studies Confirm: Ohio Can Cut Carbon from its Power Fleet–Affordably and Reliably–With Clean Energy
In the 11 months since the Clean Power Plan was proposed last summer, naysayers have been spinning doomsday scenarios claiming that cutting carbon would somehow be costly or would plunge Ohio into the dark ages.
This could not be farther from the truth.
In reality, the new federal rules were created to protect our health and encourage economic growth by increasing energy efficiency and more renewable energy to reduce carbon pollution, the biggest contributor to climate change.
We know a lot of the naysayers aren’t simply making their unfounded accusations for their own health. When you follow the money trail, you’ll see the path usually leads to their bottom line. In fact, they actually should be worried about their health because it’s been well documented that climate change is an active threat to the wellbeing of Ohioans across the state. With Ohio carrying the ignominious distinction of emitting the nation’s 4th largest carbon pollution plume, and with four cities in Ohio ranking amongst the 20 most polluted in the country, inaction is simply not an option.