ACORE’s Statement on Ohio’s Decision to Not Fix its Wind Setback Rule

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 – The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) is disappointed by the decision of the Ohio Legislature to not include a modification to Ohio’s wind setback requirements in the budget bill. The existing setback, included in the budget bill in 2014, is among the most restrictive in the nation and serves as an effective moratorium on new wind development in the state. The common-sense policy modification proposed by the Senate would have enabled new wind development and attracted new investment to the state. Every day is now a lost opportunity to unleash over $4.2 billion in investment and economic development in Ohio and bring tangible benefits to communities, landowners, and ratepayers. Moreover, increasing the availability of in-state renewable power would help attract and retain corporations who are increasingly committed to powering their facilities and operations with renewables.

As an organization representing the leading renewable energy investors, developers, and purchasers, ACORE remains committed to working with Ohio lawmakers to improve the state’s business climate for renewable energy, and hopes there will be another opportunity soon to modify the setback requirements.



The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a national non-profit organization leading the transition to a renewable energy economy. With hundreds of member companies from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies, consumers and investors, ACORE is uniquely positioned to promote the policies and financial structures essential to growth in the renewable energy sector. Our annual forums in Washington, D.C., New York and San Francisco set the industry standard in providing important venues for key leaders to meet, discuss recent developments, and hear the latest from senior government officials and seasoned experts. For more information, visit the ACORE website and follow @ACORE on Twitter.

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