Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

Round 2: House Republicans VS. Kasich in Green Energy Fight

Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert County. photo: Iberdrola Renewables

COLUMBUS — “House Republicans are sending a message to Gov. John Kasich by moving a bill that would effectively kill green energy standards in Ohio. This is similar to a bill Kasich vetoed last year and  reports Kasich isn’t afraid to use that veto pen again.

…Opponents of the standards say they artificially drive up energy costs and will hurt the economy. But supporters say green energy is creating jobs and is a good investment over the long run.

The bill in the House is a more aggressive version of a bill Kasich vetoed last year. Republicans do have a veto-proof majority in the House and Senate but would have to convince several members of their own party and Kasich allies to change their vote.”

— Andy Chow, Statehouse News Bureau

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