Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

OH energy efficiency standards: A matter of national security?


COLUMBUS — “Beyond concerns that Ohio Senate Bill 310 on energy standards would hurt economic growth and raise energy bills, those opposed to the measure say it’s also a matter of national security. The bill would freeze the state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency requirements to block further tightening of standards.

In a recent review, the Department of Defense identified climate change as a threat to national security, and retired U.S. Coast Lt. Commander Robert Shields says that’s among the reasons the military is investing heavily in energy conservation and renewable sources of energy….Shields, who is chairman of the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter, says these standards help the military to move toward cleaner technologies, which can reduce the political instability and conflict created by climate change.”

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