Economic opportunity awaits
Ohio can attract billions in investment and create tens of thousands of good jobs by embracing clean energy, while building on Ohio’s traditional and emerging strengths. This report presents a non-partisan vision to help Ohio move forward into a prosperous energy future. Decisions made in the coming years by political, business, and investment leaders will determine whether Ohio captures economic growth by developing a modernized energy economy, or risks losing valuable business to domestic and international competition.
Powering Ohio: A vision for growth and innovative energy investment
Report written by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
Drawn from the insights and experiences of representatives from some of Ohio’s largest private employers, growing small companies, experienced state policymakers, city officials, labor voices, universities, and research and development institutions, this report lays out a vision for how Ohio can achieve economic growth through energy innovation.
In late summer 2018, we will release a second report that lays out a roadmap to the highest priority collaborative actions that Ohio leaders can take through 2020. We invite you to share your feedback on Ohio’s biggest energy growth opportunities by joining the conversation below.
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Do you have an idea on how to grow Ohio’s clean energy economy? Describe it to us in a few words below, and we will keep you updated on efforts to make this vision a reality.
We recognize the group of leading organizations and individuals that support a prosperous, modern Ohio energy economy and contributed to the vision in this report.
- Case Western Reserve University
Grant Goodrich – Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Marisa Buchanan – Executive Director, Sustainable Finance
Mackenzie Huffman – VP, Sustainable Finance
- Owens Corning
Frank O’Brien-Bernini – Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Steve Chriss – Director, Energy and Strategy Analysis
Drew Sadler – Director, Global Public Policy
Christopher Hess – Director, Public Affairs
- Procter & Gamble
Mark Ragase – Purchasing Group Manager Energy
- Ohio Manufacturers Association
Ryan Augsburger – Public Policy Services
John Seryak – President and Lead Engineer, Go Sustainable Energy
- GEM Energy
William Alexander – President
- EDP Renewables
Seth Kaplan – Senior Manager, Regional Government Affairs
Sotiria Anagnostou – Sustainability Analyst
- BlueGreen Alliance
Hillary Bright – State Policy Director
Lee Geisse – Ohio Regional Program Manager
Katie Walloch – Director of Organizing
Alli Gold Roberts – Senior Manager, State Policy
- Clean Fuels Ohio
Sam Spofforth – Executive Director
- Schlegel & Associates
Ellen Zuckerman – Senior Consultant
- Participating Individuals
Gary Garfield – Former CEO of Bridgestone
Alan Hsu – Managing Director, Global Industry Analyst, WMC
Cheryl Roberto – Partner, Utility Transformation & Regulation, 21st Century Utilities
Bob Taylor – Recently retired Managing Partner from Advent International