Industry Experts Tout Green Energy Jobs Report, Call For Return Of Standards

Mar 23, 2016

Clean energy is thriving in Ohio, according to a new jobs report. But advocates say the green energy industry can do even more, with help from lawmakers. 

The report says there are now more than 100,000 people working in the clean energy industry in Ohio.

Ian Adams with Clean Energy Trust, one of the groups that put out the report, says many of these are manufacturing jobs supporting the use of renewable energy in other states.

And Adams adds that there would be even more jobs if Ohio brought back its green energy standards that were frozen last year.

“Just because Ohio is good in manufacturing and is a significant player in economies around the country doesn’t mean that Ohio shouldn’t have a robust clean energy portfolio in its own state as well,” said Adams.

If lawmakers don’t do anything else with the standards then the freeze ends at the end of this year and go back into place next year.