Ohio stands at a crossroads. As the state retires its aging fleet of coal power plants, it must decide which energy resources will best serve Ohio ratepayers over the coming decades.
Natural gas has been the primary fuel of choice in recent years, but shifting to an electricity system dependent on coal and natural gas does not alleviate the myriad risks — to the environment, economy, or public health — posed by coal alone. In fact, it sustains them, and creates new ones.
By integrating significant amounts of renewable energy and energy efficiency into its energy mix, Ohio can build a more diverse electricity portfolio that minimizes these risks while meeting energy demand cost-effectively and sustainably.