Our nation’s path toward energy independence can create jobs and generate economic development in Ohio. Done right, we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil, safeguard our environment, and increase the competitiveness of Ohio manufacturing. From our growing clean energy industry and redevelopment of former nuclear sites, to our renowned universities and cutting-edge manufacturers, I will continue to help Ohio lead the way to our nation’s economic prosperity and energy-independent future.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) honored the Oregon City School District, located in Lucas County, by inserting a statement about the district’s environmental work into the official Congressional Record. In Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Brown met with approximately 160 Oregon City School District students and teachers, as well as Tom Susor, City of Oregon Council President. The school district recently partnered with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to transition away from traditional electricity to wind and solar power.
“Oregon City School District administrators, teachers, parents – and especially students – are working to im…Read MorePosted on 5/23/2013 |
Following unanimous Senate confirmation of Ernest Moniz, Ph. D. to lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement:
“Through my conversations with Dr. Moniz, it is clear that he possesses a unique understanding of the importance of Piketon’s American Centrifuge Program and will be a strong partner in seeing the project advance. With the progress we’re seeing from USEC at the ACP, I am hopeful that the company is one step closer to meeting the requirements for a loan guarantee. Under Dr. Moniz’s leadership, I am confident the Department of Energy will continue the Administrati…Read MorePosted on 5/16/2013 |
During a meeting with the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pressed for his support in advancing the American Centrifuge Plant (ACP) in Piketon. Brown met with Ernest Moniz, Ph. D. this afternoon to discuss Ohio priorities and ensure the ACP receives support from DOE which would help create 4,000 jobs in southern Ohio. He also pressed Dr. Moniz to continue the Administration’s support of the cleanup at the DOE site-a project currently employing 2400 people—and to remain committed to working with community partners and the labor force to ensure the cleanup remains on pace.Posted on 4/16/2013 |
NORTH BALTIMORE, OH - Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) touted the work of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative in its efforts to meet Northwest Ohio’s energy needs and create jobs for the region. Brown, who was a featured speaker at the Hancock-Wood Legislative Breakfast, also called for the passage of a five-year farm bill.
“The Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is vital to ensuring Northwest Ohio and rural communities meet their energy needs so they can promote job growth,” said Brown. “Energy independence is an economic development priority I look forward to continuing to work alongside the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative to en…Read MorePosted on 3/26/2013 |
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced bipartisan legislation to provide critical financial incentives for the investment and production of offshore wind energy. Cosponsored by a group of bipartisan senators, the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act would provide the offshore wind industry with enhanced stability through an investment tax credit for the first 3,000 megawatts (MW) installed. These provisions are vital because of the long lead times required to permit and construct offshore wind turbines, compared to onshore wind energy. The legislation follows Brown’s December announcement that the Lake Erie Energy Development Corpo…Read MorePosted on 2/28/2013 |
Two Ohio research institutions will receive resources for projects to advance sustainable shale development practices. Ohio University in Athens and Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus will use U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) resources to address potential issues while reducing the environmental impact of shale development.
“Our state has already seen how increased development in the Marcellus and Utica shale has boosted Ohio’s steel and chemical industry, created jobs, and provided a cleaner burning fuel source,” Brown said. “But we must ensure that our air and water is protected for current and future generations. This researc…Read MorePosted on 11/28/2012 |
Brown Announces More Than $140 Million In Home Heating Assistance Funds For Ohio Seniors, Working Families In 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that that the Obama Administration is releasing $3.1 billion in low-income heating assistance funds under the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution. Ohio seniors and working families are set to receive more than $140 million in home heating assistance funds during the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution.
“Winters in Ohio are bitterly cold—and during these most frigid months, we must ensure that our seniors and working families are able to keep the heat turned on,” Brown said. “No Ohioan should have to choose between filling a prescription, putting dinner on the table, or keeping warm&mdas…Read MorePosted on 11/12/2012 |