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Ohio lawmakers fine-tune renewable energy mandates

The Capital building in Columbus, Ohio. Photo By Jim Bowen / Creative Commons

COLUMBUS — “Ohio utilities would still have to find more of their power from renewable sources like solar and wind but not as much as required by current law under a bill that could soon see a Senate vote.

A revised version of House Bill 114 rolled out last week would get rid of the House-passed concept of replacing the mandates with voluntary goals carrying no penalties for failure.

The bill also seeks to resolve a four-year feud over the siting of wind farms.

‘The governor vetoed the concept [of killing the renewable-energy mandates] in the past,’ said Sen. Bill Beagle (R., Tipp City), who offered the compromise amendment adopted by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.”

— Jim Provance, Toledo Blade

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