Happy New Year! Join GEO to Grow A Greener Ohio Together in 2017!
In 2017 GEO is excited to begin it’s 17th year of professional credibility on green energy issues and technologies across the Buckeye State. Although solar and wind power become more affordable every day, we need your support to overcome expected obstacles to growing Ohio’s green energy industry. Keep updated on key actions at GEO Policy Watch 2017.
Join GEO as an Individual or Business Member including the quarterly, full-color GEO News Magazine and discounts on statewide events in 2017. Join now on this web site. Read the current Green Energy Ohio News Magazine Fall 2016 on-line – 2016 edition Covers to left.
We are proud to have organized a post-election and post-lame duck legislative session conference in Columbus with the theme Ohio’s Green Energy Future: New Leadership & New Strategies. On Friday, November 18, 2016 at Hilton Columbus Downtown the conference attracted 80 attendees including 6 sponsors and 10 exhibitors.
As 2016 ended after the Election GEO tracked the policy news reports as state legislators attempted to make the Ohio Renewable Portfolio Standard “voluntary.” GEO presented testimony in an Ohio Senate Committee on November 29th and testimony in an Ohio House Committee to restore the SB 221 RPS and reasonable wind farm property setbacks.
On December 9th GEO asked Governor Kasich to Veto HB 554 making Ohio’s clean energy standards voluntary. Fortunately, Governor Kasich vetoed HB 554 on December 27, 2016 allowing the 2008 law (SB 221) with renewable energy and energy efficiency standards to go back into effect after a 2014-16 “freeze.”
The Green Energy Ohio (GEO) nonprofit organization Mission is dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).
Read about our successful GEO’s 2016 educational activities – in new articles with photos above.
Happy New Year and Join GEO to Grow A Greener Ohio Together in 2017!
– Bill Spratley, Executive Director, Green Energy Ohio