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OHIO CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the Ohio Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in Ohio: over 80,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in Ohio: over 10,000
  • Number of solar jobs in Ohio: over 7,100
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in Ohio: over 24,000
  • Number of solar businesses in Ohio: 289
  • Number of Ohioans working in clean energy transmission, distribution and storage: over 42,000
  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy in Ohio: 3,000

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy in Ohio: Up to 3,000
  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in Ohio from 2007-2016: 18
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in Ohio in 2018: 1
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 in Ohio: over 300

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Ohioans that believe climate change was happening in 2019: 63%
  • Percentage of Ohioans that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2019: 50%
  • Percentage of Ohioans worried about climate change: 53%
  • Percentage of Ohioans who support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 62%