Clean energy standard freeze “suffocating” investment in Ohio?

grview-48371-1COLUMBUS – A recommendation to keep Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards frozen at 2014 levels is drawing fire from conservation and environmental groups, as well as Gov. John Kasich.

The standards were put in place in 2008 and last year lawmakers enacted a two-year freeze.

The Energy Mandates Study Committee suggested on Wednesday that state lawmakers continue that freeze indefinitely.

Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Regional outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, says since the freeze began, the clean energy sector has stopped making investments in Ohio. ”

— Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service – OH

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