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Advocates of Ohio’s green-energy law tally savings
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Advocates of Ohio’s green-energy law tally savings

COLUMBUS — “Energy-efficiency programs that could be changed or eliminated as a result of a legislative proposal have led to consumer savings of $1 billion compared with costs of about $500 million, according to company reports and an analysis by ‘green’ energy advocates. Those figures cover the first four years […]

Who is trying to bring down Ohio’s Renewable Energy law?
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Who is trying to bring down Ohio’s Renewable Energy law?

CLEVELAND — “Ohio State University research shows that SB 221 lowered Ohio utility bills by 1.4 percent, created 3,200 jobs, and stimulated $160 million in economic activity that contributed to the state’s GDP. Commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEEO), the study deflates arguments from opponents of Ohio’s RPS […]

Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent
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Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent

COLUMBUS — “In 2013, [Senator Bill] Seitz introduced a similar bill, Senate Bill 58. That bill was the second-most-lobbied bill in the Senate last year. It was the subject of testimony over three months and ultimately was defeated. You could have been for or against S.B. 58, but you would […]

A misbegotten Senate energy bill that looks backward, not forward: editorial
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A misbegotten Senate energy bill that looks backward, not forward: editorial

CLEVELAND — “The proposed Senate freeze, Senate Bill 310, introduced by State Sen. Troy Balderson, a Zanesville Republican, wouldn’t just suspend the 2008 law, letting it kick in again, automatically, at some date ‘X.’ The freeze would also mean that Ohio would have to pass an entirely new law that […]

Ohio GOP bill would freeze state energy efficiency and renewable energy at current levels
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Ohio GOP bill would freeze state energy efficiency and renewable energy at current levels

COLUMBUS —”The Ohio Senate Republican leadership introduced legislation Friday that freezes the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates at this year’s levels. The proposed legislation — Senate Bill 310 —  would also create a special committee — the Energy Mandates Study Committee. That committee is to determine by Dec. 15, […]

Ohio renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates under attack
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Ohio renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates under attack

COLUMBUS — “On the eve of an expected GOP-led blitz to freeze state mandates requiring utilities to use more renewable energy and to help customers cut consumption through energy efficiency, FirstEnergy has been circulating a form letter to commercial and industrial customers urging them to lobby lawmakers to amend the efficiency […]

Senate President Keith Faber is involved in the bill’s process but doesn’t plan to introduce it himself.
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New group of Ohio senators poised to introduce bill to freeze renewable energy mandates

COLUMBUS — “A new group of Ohio senators is working on a bill to freeze the state’s renewable energy mandates and energy-efficiency requirements, leaping ahead of the long-discussed proposal by state Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati. John McClelland, spokesman for Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, would not discuss specifics about a […]