How Efforts to Restrict Democracy in Ohio Make It Harder to Fight Climate Change

This article by Energy News Network is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now. Ohio’s adoption of gerrymandered voting district maps last week is the latest in a series of anti-democratic measures that thwart action to address climate change, critics say. Data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication show a […]

As the Climate Warms, Use of Clean Energy Credits Comes Under Increased Scrutiny

Honda and LG Energy Solution held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 28, 2023 for their joint venture EV battery plant in Ohio's Fayette County. Credit: Honda

The two corporations investing billions to build three new factories just outside Columbus, Ohio, have said that the facilities will be carbon neutral — despite Ohio’s near-total reliance on electricity from fossil fuels.  Both Honda and Intel have stated that renewable energy credits, or RECs — certificates purchased on a marketplace that fund clean power […]