ALEC Sets Sights on OhioSustainable Business, October 16, 2013
Ohio is benefiting mightily from its laws that foster energy efficiency and renewable energy, but both are under attack from ALEC.
The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires utilities to source 12.5% of energy from renewables by 2025 and its Energy Efficiency Resource Standard requires them to help customers cut energy use 22% by then.
That’s led to over 1000 renewable energy projects since the RPS passed in 2008. To many peoples’ surprise, the state’s Public Utilities Commission finds that rather than raising energy prices, the projects have stabilized the price of wholesale power in the state.