Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Reject green-energy rollback

TOLEDO — “The original 2008 mandates were reasonable standards with a real chance to move Ohio forward, both in terms of creating a healthier environment and by building a solid foundation for green-energy industry in the state.

When he vetoed the rollback measure last year, the governor said the bill would hamper a growing industry and also cost Ohio consumers in decreased energy efficiency. From 2008 to 2012, the energy efficiency mandated by the standards helped Ohio consumers save more than $1 billion, Mr. Kasich said.

The Ohio Senate should reject this repeat attempt to stall the state’s movement toward more sustainable energy sources. And if they don’t, the governor should veto it again.”

— editorial, Toledo Blade

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