In 2024, Americans for Prosperity – Ohio will create a solid foundation to further advance our Buckeye Blueprint agenda, focusing on:  

  • Economic Opportunity for All Ohioans  
  • Educational Freedom for All Ohio Families  
  • Ending the Cronyist Era of Energy Policy  

Our priorities for the remainder of this General Assembly will tier up to what we will advocate for in the next budget cycle, and for the duration of the 136th General Assembly.  

What can be done
Buckeye’s 2025 Agenda
Section 3: Energy Policy

Ending the Cronyist Era of Energy Policy

Corruption and cronyism have clouded Ohio’s energy policy landscape for too long. The notorious House Bill 6 saga, Ohio’s largest ever corruption case, epitomizes that. Insiders got preferential treatment in the energy policymaking space over the last decade, but we can transform the way we do energy policy in the Buckeye state. Top down and intentionally-opaque environmental and climate policies constrain and replace consumer choice with politically-preferred, and sometimes, unreliable energy sources. The fact is, energy poverty is still a pressing issue for many people in the Buckeye State. The median low-income household in Ohio and surrounding states spent over 9% of their income on energy in 2020—over 50% higher than what is considered a “high” burden.   

State governments play a large role in structuring and influencing energy and energy commodities which results in scarcity, higher prices, and less reliable access to energy. We believe affordable, abundant, reliable energy stands as a key driver of prosperity.