A Compromise Plan for Ohio?

Ohio Senate Bill 310 derailed; coalition favoring efficiency and renewable energy proposes another compromise

Cleveland.com, May 21, 2014

A new coalition of business, industrial and consumer groups is proposing a compromise to end the stalemate on the controversial legislation that would freeze Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency laws for two years.

The group is suggesting a one-year freeze on the efficiency and renewable standards that have increased annually since 2008, and a cost cap that would protect small business and consumers from increases in bills to pay for efficiency programs.

The compromise proposal comes on the heels of what appears to be chaos among House Republicans whose majority caucus on Tuesday ended with Speaker William Batchelder declaring there were not enough votes to pass the legislation, known as Senate Bill 310.

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