Gary Houser

Gary Houser

Gary Houser is a long time public interest writer based in Athens County, co-founder of the Ohio University Ecohouse, advocate for Ohio University conversion to clean electricity, former consultant to the city for its solar array at Athens Community Center, and currently producing educational video resources on the climate crisis.


Central Ohio solar project can be model for solar, farming mutual benefits

By: - June 21, 2023

While the world’s science community implores governments to speed the transition away from fossil fuels before a tipping point of no return is reached, the process of approving clean energy projects has gotten bogged down in local disputes. Some reports say Ohio is actually leading all states in this regard. 10 counties have now banned solar and […]


Corporations are licensed by the state. FirstEnergy’s rampant public corruption should cost license

By: and - May 24, 2023

“Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow.” -Abraham Lincoln, 1864   “Order the dissolution of a corporation organized under the laws of this state …… upon a finding that an agent ….. has authorized or engaged in conduct in violation of section 2923.32 of the Revised Code and that, […]


Overcoming polarization toward a win/win in the unnecessary “battle” over Ohio solar and wind

By: - October 3, 2022

Now that a huge breakthrough in climate legislation has been made at the federal level that provides unprecedented funding for green energy, the spotlight moves to the states as “ground zero” for implementation. Yet this transition across the country has become entrapped in a polarized battle over approval of solar and wind farms. Here in […]


First Energy dissolution? An historic opportunity to remove key player in corrupt political culture

By: - April 1, 2022

We are out of time. Scientists are running out of words strong enough to convey the civilization-crushing urgency.  The world’s science community just issued a frighteningly stark warning: “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a livable future.”  UN Secretary General Guterres: ”I have seen […]