Ohio’s Electric Utilities Request Efficiency Law Showdown

Ohio energy efficiency and renewable energy laws headed for a vote

Cleveland.com, December 3, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Republican-led effort to change Ohio’s energy laws at the request of the state’s electric utilities — and over the objections of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the Ohio Manufacturers Association and several environmental groups — is headed for a showdown Wednesday.

The Senate Republican Caucus met until midnight Tuesday debating a number of bills, including whether to go ahead Wednesday to vote a bill out of the Senate Utilities Committee that would upend the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates.

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