Ohio’s Industrial Carbon Emissions Have Fallen by More Than Half Since 1980

During the recent presidential and vice presidential debates, the issue of man-made climate change was raised. Regardless of your position on the extent to which human activity affects the climate, it’s worth noting the progress Ohio has made over the past few decades in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, thanks in large part to new technologies and cleaner energy sources.

From 1980 to 2017, the latest year of data available, Ohio’s industrial carbon dioxide emissions were reduced by nearly 54%, according to the Energy Information Administration. Since 1990, these emissions have been cut by 25%. During this time of progress, Ohio has maintained its position as a global manufacturing leader. 10/8/2020