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Policy Research, Analysis & Design for a Sustainable Economy, Environment & Workforce

Assuring Ohio’s Competitiveness in a Carbon-Constrained World

Ohio University (OU), Athens, Ohio
The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH

In April 2010, through a competitive process, Ohio University (OU) and The Ohio State University (OSU) were awarded $500,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Energy Program to develop a climate change plan and impact analysis to prepare Ohio communities and businesses for federal climate change policies. The contract was administered by the Ohio Department of Development, jointly with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The project’s work plan included the following:

High Road Strategies was a member of the project team headed by the two Ohio universities, which also included the Millennium Institute, of Arlington, VA and Thompson Hine LLP, of Washington, DC. It was responsible for carrying out two tasks in the overall project:

The High Road Strategies report, Risks and Opportunities for Ohio’s Manufacturing Sector in a Carbon-Constrained World, was incorporated into a final, overall project report, which was submitted to the State agencies administering the project in the Fall of 2011. Its goal was to identify and evaluate the risks and opportunities associated with climate and clean energy policies, and the implications for Ohio’s economy, in particular, with its manufacturing sector. Specifically, the report:

This is the second chapter in the full report produced by the OU-OSU team, Assuring Ohio’s Competitiveness in a Carbon-Constrained World. Other chapters include:

Visit the project website for more information and downloads of one or more of these chapters