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Media Statement

For immediate release September 14, 2017 The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum today issued the following statement from James Ervin, Chair, Ohio Conservative Energy Forum Board and Leadership Council Member, in response to State Senator Cliff Hite’s legislation to fix Ohio’s wind setback policy. “We support Sen. Cliff Hite’s legislation to fix Ohio’s wind setback policy. […]

Time for conservatives to lead on clean energy in Ohio: Mike Hartley (Opinion)

For decades, conservatives led the way protecting our natural resources. From Richard Nixon’s establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush’s push for a stronger Clean Air Act or Teddy Roosevelt’s designation of the national parks, Republican leaders have been at the forefront of the country’s most significant policies. Yet, when it comes […]

RELEASE: OHCEF concerned about effect of proposed PPA on Ohio taxpayers

(Columbus, OH) – The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum today expressed concern with the PUCO’s approved power purchase agreements for FirstEnergy and AEP, saying it is counter to the work by the General Assembly and the Administration to create a better business environment and reduce tax burdens on Ohio families. “State leaders have done exceptional work […]

Statement from OHCEF on U.S. Supreme Court stay in Clean Power Plan case

(Columbus, OH, February 10, 2016) – Mike Hartley, executive director of the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum, issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay in the ongoing Clean Power Plan case: “The Supreme Court’s decision to issue a stay until the legal challenges are heard should have no impact […]

OHCEF concerned about effect of proposed PPA on Ohio taxpayers

(Columbus, OH, December 8, 2015) – The Ohio Conservative Energy Forum today expressed concern with the recent power purchase agreement between FirstEnergy and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, saying that it is counter to the work by the General Assembly and the Administration to create a better business environment and reduce tax burdens on […]

MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS, December 1, 2015

MIDWEST ENERGY NEWS, December 1, 2015 Commentary:  Conservatives need to ‘hit the reset button’ on energy policy by Mike Hartley, Executive Director, OHCEF Ronald Reagan said “What is a conservative, after all, but one who conserves.” He said it was our “great moral responsibility” to leave the earth to our children as we found it, […]

Ohio conservatives launch coalition in support of diverse energy policy for Ohio

(Columbus, OH) – Members of Ohio’s conservative community gathered today at the Ohio Statehouse to announce the launch of the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum, a coalition designed to be a voice for conservative support for a common-sense, all-of-the-above state energy policy. The announcement comes as the Legislature considers updates to Ohio’s clean energy standards. Mike […]