Ohio’s Generating Plant CO2 Emissions Have Dropped 47% Since 2005

Last month, in sponsor testimony on House Bill 772, Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) highlighted some eye-opening data from Ohio EPA. According to the agency, Ohio’s electric generating plants have reduced CO2 emissions for all fuel types by 47% since 2005, equating to more than 64 million tons of CO2 removed over 14 years.

Romanchuk told his fellow lawmakers: “(T)his reduction occurred not because of any decision made by (the General Assembly) or any other Ohio official, but by technology and the market.” He added that HB 6 advocates used faulty logic when arguing that nuclear subsidies were needed to reduce CO2 emissions. 12/2/2020