Powering Ohio

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A Vision for Growth and Innovative Energy Investment

Report written by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.


Powering Ohio: A path forward for energy and transportation transformation

Report written by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.

Growth and 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 is the second in a series on how Ohio can achieve economic growth through energy innovation.

In spring 2018, we released the first report, A Vision for Growth and Innovative Energy Investment [PDF].

We invite you to share your feedback on Ohio’s biggest energy growth opportunities by joining the conversation below.

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Our advisors

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
  • Walmart
    Steve Chriss – Director, Energy and Strategy Analysis
    Drew Sadler – Director, Global Public Policy
  • Eaton
    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
  • Whirlpool
    Sotiria Anagnostou – Sustainability Analyst
  • BlueGreen Alliance
    Hillary Bright – State Policy Director
    Lee Geisse – Ohio Regional Program Manager
    Katie Walloch – Director of Organizing
  • Ceres
    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