Powering Ohio: A vision for growth and innovative energy investment
Report written by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
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.
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 fall 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.
PV Magazine, August 30, 2018
Five prominent firms with operations in Ohio are endorsing a report advocating 2.2 gigawatts (GW) of solar for Ohio by 2030, lending their corporate logos in support. Read more »
Toledo Blade, August 27, 2018
Ohio has a unique opportunity to move into the driver’s seat, fully embrace automotive electrification and the accompanying innovative clean energy economy, and reap huge benefits for its citizenry. Read more »
Crain’s Cleveland Business, August 12, 2018
A potential off-shore wind project, while still far from becoming a reality, gives us hope for economic improvement and energy independence. Read more »
Akron Beacon Journal, June 9, 2018
Two weeks ago, a similar coalition led by businesses released “Powering Ohio,” a report put together by Synapse Energy Economics and the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University. Read more »
Columbus Business First, May 30, 2018
Ohio stands to benefit from the changing energy industry, but needs a strategy at the state and local levels, according to advocates. Read more »
Dayton Daily News, May 30, 2018
“Energy innovation” could create 20,000 total jobs and $25 billion in investment in Ohio, according to a university study. Read more »
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