Ohio and renewable energy

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} In September 2011, Ohio State Sen. Kris Jordan introduced a bill (SB216) that would repeal Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standards, citing a American Tradition Institute and Beacon Hill Institute study arguing that Ohio residents would pay $8.63 billion more for electricity between 2016 and 2025 because of the 12.5% requirement.[1]

In May 2014 Ohio Senate’s members passed Senate Bill 310, which would push the state's final renewable energy and efficiency targets back to 2027. It would also set up a committee to review the standards during a two-year freeze. That, along with bill language regarding the intent to reduce mandates, leads some to believe the standards might not actually be reinstated in 2017. Bill proponents Sens. Keith Faber, Frank LaRose and William G. Batchelder are all ALEC members.[2] The bill was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on May 28, making Ohio the first state to reverse standards meant to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.[3]



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