28 Dec '16, 6pm

Ohio Gov. vetoes bill to extend freeze on #CleanEnergy standards

Ohio Gov. vetoes bill to extend freeze on #CleanEnergy standards

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has vetoed a bill that would have effectively extended the two-year “freeze” on Ohio’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS). Environmental and renewable energy groups applaud the governor for following through on his commitment to block the bill, as the veto clears the way for the state’s clean energy mandates to be reinstated on Jan. 1, 2017. In June 2014, Ohio passed a law that made it the first U.S. state to roll back its clean energy standards. Although the AEPS originally required Ohio utilities to procure 12.5% renewables, as well as reach 22% energy efficiency reductions, by 2025, the 2014 law paused those requirements at current levels for two years. Citing cost and implementation concerns, some lawmakers had pushed to repeal the AEPS altogether, but Kasich worked out a compromise to freeze the standards while they were reassessed....

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