In June 2009, the Pew Center on the States issued its report “The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses, and Investments Across America.”  Among it’s findings regarding Ohio:

  • “Ohio ranked among the top five states with the most jobs in clean energy, energy efficiency and environmentally friendly production in 2007.” (p. 3 in the .pdf).
  • Ohio is one of twelve States with large and growing clean energy economies (p. 29).
  • Ohio was fourth in the nation for clean energy jobs. (p.30)
  • Ohio was third in the nation in energy efficiency jobs. (Id.)
  • Ohio was fourth in the nation in environmentally-friendly production.  (Id.)
  • Ohio was sixth in conservation and pollution jobs. (Id.)
  • Ohio was one of seven States that saw job losses in other industries but gains in clean energy industry jobs.  (p. 32)
  • Ohio was seventh in the nation for clean energy technology patents (p. 34)

Again, all this data was in 2007, before Governor Strickland signed into law his energy policy mandating that a 25% of Ohio’s electricity be generated by clean energy technologies with specific mandates for renewable, clean energy generation.

In other words, Ohio is leading the nation in the promotion of clean energy and clean energy jobs under Governor Strickland’s leadership.

Hey, Greens…. “Pew you.”

 
  • pilsner

    Honestly, I'm a registered Dem and went door to door for Obama. But Modern, your attacks on the Greens are contributing to me soon becoming a Green.

    Comparing states is fairly useless. The country as a whole is losing out to the Spanish, Danes, Germans, Japanese, and Chinese when it comes to renewable energy technology and more importantly the manufacturing of such technology.

    Strickland's ties to the coal industry are abhorent along with his support for nuclear energy.

    Then there's Obama's support for the bank bailouts and then no Glass-Steegal or meaningful reforms, his rolling over to McCrystal, and now a HCR bill that will create a generation of Republicans because of mandates to buy over-priced health insurance is just too much. That's not the kind of change I heard from Obama giving his stump speech in Dublin a little over a year ago. The Audacity of Hope is Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Health Care Plan!? WTF!

    The only reason I might consider sticking with Obama in 2012 would be to keep a Dem in office for Supreme Court nominations.

  • modernesquire

    Your comment has virtually nothing to do with this post.

    You reflect, exactly, what's wrong with progressives. You supported Barack Obama, then you supported the surge in Afghanistan. That's what he CAMPAIGNED he would do.

    Is he drawing down troops in Iraq like he promised? Yes. Is he working to close Gitmo? Yes.

    We said at the time, the campaigns said at the time that their respective plan's were based on what Mitt Romney did in MA. So, again, you weren't paying attention as just about everyone recognized that Obama's health care platform was to take Romney's plan and take it federal.

    Did you think that Obama was going to be able to wave a magic wand and he'd get whatever he wanted because everything would be a simple manner of a party-line vote? Then you've never watched Congress before.

    Again, with the nonsense that Ted Strickland is horrible because he supports coal and nuclear power. You do realize that we couldn't have an economy without coal, right? All those steel wind turbines? Yeah, steel is manufactured using coal-fueled furnances. That still hasn't changed.

    Strickland has placed Ohio in front of the entire nation of the clean energy economy movement before his first mid-term election, and you're complaining it's not enough with no explanation as to what your expectations were or why you think they're realistic.

    Change isn't easy, and nobody thought everything would be suddenly different in Obama's first year. The ship of State doesn't exactly turn on a dime, especially during rocky waters.

  • modernesquire

    Your comment has virtually nothing to do with this post.

    You reflect, exactly, what's wrong with progressives. You supported Barack Obama, then you supported the surge in Afghanistan. That's what he CAMPAIGNED he would do.

    Is he drawing down troops in Iraq like he promised? Yes. Is he working to close Gitmo? Yes.

    We said at the time, the campaigns said at the time that their respective plan's were based on what Mitt Romney did in MA. So, again, you weren't paying attention as just about everyone recognized that Obama's health care platform was to take Romney's plan and take it federal.

    Did you think that Obama was going to be able to wave a magic wand and he'd get whatever he wanted because everything would be a simple manner of a party-line vote? Then you've never watched Congress before.

    Again, with the nonsense that Ted Strickland is horrible because he supports coal and nuclear power. You do realize that we couldn't have an economy without coal, right? All those steel wind turbines? Yeah, steel is manufactured using coal-fueled furnances. That still hasn't changed.

    Strickland has placed Ohio in front of the entire nation of the clean energy economy movement before his first mid-term election, and you're complaining it's not enough with no explanation as to what your expectations were or why you think they're realistic.

    Change isn't easy, and nobody thought everything would be suddenly different in Obama's first year. The ship of State doesn't exactly turn on a dime, especially during rocky waters.

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