May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009
Policy Matters Ohio testified against S.C.R. 15 in the Ohio Senate, which opposes Cap & Trade and federal Renewable Standards. Read the full testimony here.
Climate legislation moves on Capital Hill and Ohio is in the forefront of negotiations, promoting opportunity (green jobs) and protecting assets (industrial retention).
To promote: Thousands of green jobs already exist in Ohio and thousands can grow from green energy federal stimulus funds and from provisions of federal climate legislation like the federal Renewable Portfolio Standard proposed Waxman-Markey climate bill.
To protect: Existing industrial jobs and the household budgets of low and moderate income families. Energy efficiency is at the heart of both, and retooling for new energy markets is critical for keeping good jobs in Ohio. Policy Matters Ohio is working on both sides of the issue. Memos on both issues posted here:
Climate Legislation and Jobs: An overview of issues and options (Powerpoint)
The Impact of IMPACT: Creating Jobs in Ohio
Mitigating Consumer Costs of Climate Legislation
Briefing Paper: Talking points on Green Jobs
Greenhouse Gas 101 (Powerpoint)
Apollo Alliance letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources regarding energy legislation
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