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Group outlines green economic plan for Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/16/06 @ 11:28am

The Ohio Environmental Council today issued a 65-point action plan for how Ohio can combat global warming, yet strengthen its mainstay industries of agriculture, coal, and manufacturing.

The group’s report calls for deep reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions through a wide-scale transition to cleaner energy technologies, including no-till farming, coal gasification power plants, and energy-efficient manufacturing processes, vehicles, appliances, and consumer products.

The OEC’s report—Ohio Climate Road Map, Part 2—emphasizes that Ohio industry is well positioned to be a major supplier of the technology necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also stresses that immediate investment by industry, government, and consumers in existing and emerging technologies can pay big dividends to the state’s environment and economy and help Ohio avoid more challenging emission cuts later.

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