Conservative leadership from Governor John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly has produced a business friendly, job creating environment in Ohio. I was encouraged to read the article, Report: State support of clean energy could add jobs, cut consumer costs on Monday, October 24. The article outlined the economic benefits that clean energy will provide to the Ohio economy. A striking statistic included the claim that Ohio stands to add enough clean energy jobs to fill Ohio Stadium by 2030 should the General Assembly do the responsible thing and end the current freeze on renewable energy. Conservatives should always be in favor of creating jobs and cutting costs – that is exactly what a conservative approach to clean energy reform can provide for millions of Ohioans.
So what does conservative clean energy reform look like? The Ohio Christian Coalition will join conservatives from around Ohio to advocate for increasing the use of renewable energy by 5% over the next five years and re-working wind turbine setback limits. Recent polling shows that 62% of conservatives support 5% more renewable energy over the next 5 years while 72% support re-working setback limits. Common-sense, conservative energy reform is a winning issue for conservatives across Ohio.
Tyler Duvelius is the State Director for the Ohio Christian Coalition.