Stefanie Penn Spear

Stefanie Spear is founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of EcoWatch. She has been publishing environmental news for more 23 years. Spear works to unite the voices of the grassroots environmental movement and mobilize millions of people to engage in democracy to protect human health and the environment. She seeks to motivate individuals to become engaged in their community, adopt sustainable practices and support strong environmental policy.

Spear is president of Expedite Renewable Energy, a company that develops solar and wind projects in Ohio and helps companies through the many steps of investing in renewable energy. She works on energy policy on the local, state and federal level to help transition the U.S. to relying on cleaner, renewable sources of power.

Spear chairs the Renewable Energy Committee for Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and is on the advisory board for Lake Erie Waterkeeper and GreenCityBlueLake Institute.

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| April 17, 2014
McCrory’s proposal bends over backwards to accommodate Duke’s discretion at...

| April 14, 2014
In the full world of the Anthropocene, our notions of freedom will need to adjust to new realities. Simply encouraging so-called “green investment” will not...
Charlie was taken from the wild, most certainly saw his mother shot and killed, then survived being smuggled from Africa to Lebanon, and has not seen another chimpanzee in nine years.

| April 11, 2014
Charlie was taken from the wild, most certainly saw his mother shot and killed, then...

| April 9, 2014
In just five short days, my Montgomery College sociology classmates and I made a...

President of the Senate Public Utilities Committee, introduced a bill that would "effectively gut" the clean energy...

| April 8, 2014
Ernst explains how this failure at the top is resulting in the poisoning of the...

| April 7, 2014
“Would you want to live here? Want your kids to play here? Next to a fracking rig?...

| April 4, 2014
This month's topic will be on the Keystone XL pipeline and its impact on...

| April 4, 2014
Consumers should be outraged that Rep. Pompeo would co-sponsor a bill written by...

The biomass power industry portrays their facilities as "clean," but we found that even the newest biomass plants are...

| April 3, 2014
The ODNR has failed to hold public hearings concerning the proposed injection well, ignored and...