26 Jun '14, 12pm

Ohio Turns Its Back, Thumbs Its Nose At Energy Efficiency

By Stephen Edelstein 591 views Jun 26, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Ohio Statehouse Enlarge Photo This past Friday the 13th proved to be particularly unlucky for renewable-energy advocates in Ohio. That was the day the state legislature passed SB 310, a bill to halt the expansion of Ohio's energy-efficiency resource standard, which encourages the use of renewable energy. Ohio governor John Kasich signed the bill the same day. wind farm Enlarge Photo This new legislation essentially counteracts Ohio SB 2221, which was passed in 2008 and established the efficiency standard. That's the argument made by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which lays out the case against SB 310 in a new blog post . The D.C.-based advocacy group claims rule changes will make it too easy to for utilities to skirt genuine improvements in energy eff...

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