Energy Wars

My latest article at Midwest Energy News deals with the continuing political battle over Ohio’s energy laws. A big committee hearing takes place today.

Ohio bill revives energy law freeze, but only temporarily

Image (c) Kathiann M. Kowalski.

Image (c) Kathiann M. Kowalski.

The debate over Ohio’s energy laws took another turn Tuesday, as Republican lawmakers introduced a substitute bill that threatens to destroy a compromise plan developed over the past few days.

State Sen. Bill Seitz, who chairs the Senate Public Utilities Committee released a substitute bill late Tuesday afternoon that would impose a three-year freeze, eliminate in-state requirements for renewable energy, and make other changes to the state’s energy law.

The bill would undo the work done by legislators, consumer, business, and environmental groups on a proposed compromise that would have preserved the state’s efficiency and renewable energy standards, but with significant changes. 

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