CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura looks at the innovation happening in our energy and manufacturing industries which have caused improvements in environmental quality while providing family-sustaining wages for Ohioans.

The energy being produced here also helps to support Ohio’s vital supply chains because natural gas and ethane are turned into new products — from personal protective equipment to combat COVID to vehicle parts — as a result of research performed at our public universities and private companies. Our automotive industry is a prime example. As Ford, GM, and their suppliers look to decrease vehicle weight, increasing fuel efficiency for hybrid and electric vehicles, almost one-third of the 30,000 parts in a vehicle are now made from plastic — or 771 pounds per vehicle.

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