Category Archives: energy

Why Ending the Renewable Energy Mandate is Good for Ohio Families and the Economy

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently reported, with regret, that investment in Ohio’s renewable energy industry fell from $750 million in 2012 to $100 million in 2013. But as The Buckeye Institute’s new report explains, ending the renewable energy mandates will …

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New U.S. EPA Rules Will Crush Ohio Recovery

The U.S. EPA recently proposed two crushing sets of regulations—the Clean Power Plan aims to reduce CO2 emissions, while the other is a plan for ozone reduction. There are four major issues with these plans that should concern all Ohioans: …

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Will Hit Ohio’s Most Vulnerable the Hardest

A new report by Dr. Wayne Winegarden at the Pacific Research Institute strengthens the case for free energy markets and shows how government-mandated “green energy” policies deliver unintended consequences. Dr. Winegarden finds that while the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will …

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Buckeye Institute Talks “Green Energy” Freeze on State of Ohio

Our Greg R. Lawson was on the past episode of the State of Ohio with host Karen Kasler and guest Dale Butland from Innovation Ohio discussing multiple issues.   Discussions on tax policy air this Friday, but last week, Lawson …

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Will “War on Coal” Devastate Ohio?

Given the recent news regarding the new U.S. EPA rules on reducing carbon emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels nationally, it only makes sense to examine the likely impact on Ohio given that around 70 percent of its energy is …

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Buckeye Institute Urges General Assembly to Let the Market Decide on “Green Energy”

The Ohio House of Representatives was poised to pass Senate Bill 310 this week—a piece of legislation that would implement a two-year freeze on the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy portfolio standards.  The bill would also create a special …

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The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson Testified on Energy Mandates, Government Transparency

On Wednesday, February 12, The Buckeye Institute’s Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst—Greg R. Lawson—offered interested party testimony to the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee regarding Senate Bill 34.  This bill, sponsored by Sen. Kris Jordan (R- Ostrander) would repeal Ohio’s …

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