Green Energy Industry Reacts To U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Agreement

Jun 2, 2017

Some Ohio businesses are dismayed by President Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the global agreement to fight climate change. The advanced energy industry says this is a decision that can impact the more than 100,000 jobs tied to green energy in Ohio. One company said these actions have tangible consequences that hurt their bottom line.

Renewable energy companies say there’s a great deal of education and consulting to do before a company or homeowner installs green energy equipment.

Al Frasz, owner of Dovetail Wind and Solar, says that’s a crucial step that’s threatened every time President Trump downplays the urgency of climate change.

“The stuff that they’re putting out there is just garbage. I mean it really is garbage, it’s made up stuff that’s not based on reality.”

Republican Gov. John Kasich also criticized Trump’s retreat from the Paris deal. No word yet on whether Ohio will join state such as Washington and California in forming an alliance that continues the promises of the agreement.