The latest bill pushing back against Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency laws looks a lot like a proposal that failed in 2012. Check out my latest article in Midwest Energy News.
Hearings begin today on an Ohio bill that would cancel requirements for additional renewable energy and energy efficiency after 2014.
Senate Bill 310 would freeze Ohio’s renewable and alternative energy requirements at 2014 levels. Those levels are about one-tenth of the current law’s target of 25 percent by 2025.
Energy efficiency requirements would stay at the 2014 level of 4.2 percent. Current law calls for a 22 percent cumulative reduction in retail electricity sales by 2025. That’s about five times as much as the 2014 levels.