Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center thanks Jigar Shah, CEO o the Carbon War Room; Carrie Hitt, president o the Solar Alliance; Justin Baca, manager o marketresearch and analysis or the Solar Energy Industries Association; Adam Browning, execu-tive director o Vote Solar; Larry Chretien, executive director o the Energy Consumers Alliance o New England; Wilson Rickerson, executive vice president o Meister Consul-tants Group; DeWitt Jones, president o DCC Solar Energy Advantage; and Bill Powerso Powers Engineering or their thoughtul review and insightul suggestions. Thanksalso to Elizabeth Ridlington, Susan Rakov and Travis Madsen o Frontier Group or theireditorial support.Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center thanks the John Merck Fund, the Energy Foundation, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Arntz Family Foundation, the Meadows Foundation, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Park Founda-tion, Fred Stanback, and the Kresge Foundation or making this report possible. The authors bear responsibility or any actual errors. The recommendations are thoseo Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The views expressed in this report arethose o the authors and do not necessarily reect the views o our unders or those whoprovided review.© 2010 Environment Ohio Research & Policy CenterEnvironment Ohio Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are dedi-cated to protecting Ohio’s air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, crat solu-tions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help Ohioans make their voices heardin local, state and national debates over the quality o our environment and our lives. Formore inormation about Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center or or additionalcopies o this report, please visit www.environmentohio.org.Frontier Group conducts independent research and policy analysis to support a cleaner,healthier and more democratic society. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation andcompelling ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For moreinormation about Frontier Group, please visit www.rontiergroup.org.
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