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Kasich says indefinite freeze of clean-energy standards is ‘unacceptable’

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COLUMBUS — “Count Gov. John Kasich among the opponents of a legislative plan to be released today calling for an indefinite freeze in the state’s clean-energy standards.

‘A continued freeze of Ohio’s energy standards is unacceptable and we stand willing to work with the Ohio General Assembly to craft a bill that supports a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources while preserving the gains we have made in the state’s economy,’ said Kasich spokesman Joe Andrews in an e-mail.

The Dispatch reported this morning that the Energy Mandates Study Committee report will call for an open-ended freeze in annual benchmarks for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The proposal would replace a two-year freeze that was passed last year and signed by Kasich.”

— Dan Gearino, Columbus Dispatch

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