Leaders from Environment Ohio, Third Sun Solar, Edison Solar & Wind, Appalachian Renewable Power and Cinci Home Solar were among those who signed a letter to the Obama administration praising the EPA’s Clean Power Plan announced in June (see our June 5, 2014 blog post for more on this); the letter also urges the administration to make photovoltaic electricity a central part of that plan, according to a recent Hannah Report. “Solar energy already provides enough pollution-free electricity to displace 18 billion pounds of coal, and could be a gamechanger in a well-crafted Clean Power Plan,” the group argues in the letter. Steve Melink, president of Melink Corp., said in a separate statement, “Ohio ranks 16th in the nation for solar capacity with 94 megawatts [MW] installed. That’s great progress, but we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible.” The letter also states, “We believe that your proposed plan is a good stepping-stone, and can be strengthened by maximizing the potential for solar energy. We are eager to work closely with local stakeholders to achieve the biggest carbon reductions possible.”