Killing Clean: The Playbook to Undermine Clean Energy in Ohio

A decade ago, Ohio became the 25th state to embrace requirements and inducements to lure utilities away from coal. Studies suggested the law would help create clean energy jobs and boost the Ohio economy—and it has. Despite that, several of the same lawmakers who voted in favor of the law, which passed 93-to-1, have turned against it. And the law is now under threat. What happened?  Beginning in earnest in 2011, a network of coal companies, utilities, think tanks, nonprofit foundations and political action committees coalesced to roll back Ohio’s alternative energy initiatives. Based on an InsideClimate News report on Ohio, The Weather Channel examines this push to undo clean energy progress.