27 Dec '16, 9pm

Ohio Gov. Kasich Vetoes Renewable Energy Freeze

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed House Bill 554 Tuesday, a bill that would have effectively extended the freeze on the state's clean energy standards. Ohio's renewable energy and energy efficiency standards have been frozen for the past two years, ever since Gov. Kasich signed SB 310 on June 13, 2014. According to the Environmental Defense Fund , the freeze cost the state its place as a national leader in the clean energy economy by hampering innovation, investment and jobs. A 2015 survey by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national, nonpartisan group of business owners and investors, showed that job growth in the clean energy sector in Ohio slowed to 1.5 percent, and those firms that did grow had to find business out of state. "Today Governor Kasich put economic growth over politics ... With the state's renewable and efficiency standards back in place, Ohio can reclaim its...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/kasich-veto-renewable-energy-free...

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