Climate Change Policy

Interfaith Power and Light sends Interfaith Petition on Climate Change to President Obama (Feb. 2009)  Interfaith Petition to President Obama (Feb. 2009).

Faith Principles on Global Warming
These principles were developed by the National Council of Churches in conjunction with the interfaith community to outline the elements that must be addressed in any national climate change legislation. Click here

A selection of recent religious climate change statements can be found here:

In Ohio:

Ohio’s alternative energy portfolio standard (AEPS), enacted in May 2008 under then-Gov. Ted Strickland, contains two separate resource requirements:

The renewable energy portion of the AEPS requires 12.5% of the state’s electricity generation to come from renewables such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biologically derived methane gas, landfill gas, solid waste, fuel cells and certain hydroelectric facilities. This component of the AEPS includes enforceable annual benchmarks, as well as carve-outs for solar energy.

The second segment of the program, dubbed “advanced energy resources,” imposes a requirement that another 12.5% of the state’s electricity be obtained from other sources such as nuclear, “clean” coal, energy efficiency and demand response, and does not include specific benchmarks.

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