About GEO

GEO’s Objectives:

To promote sustainable energy policies, technologies, and practices of value to Ohio’s economy and environment.

  • Green Energy Ohio has presented testimony to the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Power Siting Board in support of policies and projects that advance the development and deployment of clean energy.
  • GEO is a founding member of the Energy Coalition of Ohio and a member of the Steering Committee planning and implementing the annual Ohio Energy Conference.  The conference is intended to bring together energy producers, consumers, and entrepreneurs for discussion and dialogue regarding access to and use of diverse energy streams in the State of Ohio.

To educate Ohioans on the availability, use, and benefits of renewable resources and energy conservation and efficiency.

  • For over 15 years, the Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour showcased renewable technologies in homes, businesses, and public buildings across the state. In 2021, GEO hosted a week-long statewide EV Tour to share the work that is being done, the people who are leading that work, and the opportunities that electric vehicles present.   
  • In 2022, GEO partnered with Solar United Neighbors to create a Code of Ethics for the Solar Installersintended to protect the solar industry in Ohio, promote reputable companies, and help ensure that Ohio consumers can have confidence in their installers. The Code puts forth business and professional practices consistent with ethical standards in other states and solar industry organizations. 
  • In 2020, Green Energy Ohio moved programming online, and since then has continued to use virtual formats to make programs available to the widest possible audience. The first series of six conversations addressed “Clean Energy in the Age of Coronavirus.”   The second series focused on the impact of Climate Change on various aspects of Ohio’s economy and environment, including agriculture, public health, transportation, and Lake Erie.  

To represent a diverse membership, including individuals, businesses, community and government entities, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations that share GEO’s mission.

  • Green Energy Ohio celebrates the diversity of its membership by presenting Green Achievement Awards annually to businesses, government entities, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions that exemplify the GEO’s values and mission.
  • Green Energy Ohio participates in Earth Day activities throughout Ohio as a way to grow the community of clean energy activists.  Also, GEO hosts an Earth Day Virtual 5K Run, Walk and Bike event over Earth Day weekend, allowing participants to choose where, when, and how they will celebrate, support GEO, and enjoy the outdoors. 
  • Green Energy Ohio was one of the first organizations to partner with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on the photovoltaic training program taking place at the Richland Correctional Institution and continues to support their efforts.