BREAKING NEWS: Just this afternoon, State Senator Bill Seitz introduced a bill that would gut Ohio's highly successful clean energy and energy efficiency standards.
Tell your legislators to defend clean energy!
Why would he do this? Because companies like FirstEnergy hate energy efficiency. FirstEnergy is in the business of selling energy, and the more energy you use, the more money they make.
Tell the Senate to protect ratepayers, not FirstEnergy!
Current law requires that any money utilities spend on energy efficiency has to yield at least a dollar in savings, and by the utilities' own account, Ohio's renewable energy and energy efficiency standards have already saved Ohio ratepayers over $1 billion.
In addition to gutting Ohio's energy efficiency mandate, the bill would also eliminate Ohio's in-state renewable energy requirement, effectively killing clean energy investment in Ohio!
Tell your Senator to Oppose SB58!
The Sierra Club will be working with our allies in the coming weeks to defend clean energy in Ohio, but we'll need your help. Lawmakers need to hear from voters, not just utility lobbyists. We'll be in touch with information on how you can help us. I hope you'll get involved in this important fight for Ohio's future.
Thanks, as always, for your help!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'm very concerned that Senate Bill 58 will hurt Ohioans like me. Ohio's successful energy efficiency and renewable energy standards have reduced electricity consumption and helped lower electricity rates for everyone.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]