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Ohio Senate Plans To Kill Beleaguered Green Energy Standards

Ohio Senate Plans To Kill Beleaguered Green Energy Standards

The Republican leader of the Ohio Senate plans to deliver the final blow to Ohio’s green energy benchmarks, which require utilities to get a certain amount of energy from renewable sources.

“The underlying direction that the House was headed in toward scaling back some of the mandates that were put in place about 10 years ago; it’s a direction that I think a majority of my caucus supports,” he said.

The green energy benchmarks say utility companies have to get an increasing percentage of the power they sell from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Lawmaker passed a two-year freeze of the standards in 2014.

The new Senate bill, which already passed the House, would turn the requirements into voluntary goals.

The General Assembly passed a similar measure last year, but it was vetoed by Gov. John Kasich.

 Wind turbines in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County, Ohio.
Nyttend / Wikimedia Commons

Source: WOSU

BY:   Dec 19, 2017

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