Thursday, September 26, 2013

ALEC Seeks to Weaken Ohio Renewable-Energy Requirements

Among the long time special interest groups who've fought the advancements and innovations in alternative clean energy that should have already had us as the world leader in over these past some four decades!

Velocity rises in wind-power debate
Both sides digging in over bill to change Ohio renewable-energy requirements

September 25, 2013 - Ohio has made a strong start in establishing a “green” economy, but leaders in the wind-energy industry say that future investment in such technologies would be jeopardized if the state eliminates a rule requiring utilities to buy a certain amount of in-state renewable energy.

The comments before an industry conference yesterday came just as Ohio Sen. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, is about to release a wide-ranging energy proposal altering renewable-energy requirements. He hopes the General Assembly will pass the bill this year.

“You’re getting energy in Ohio, and you’re getting investment in Ohio,” said Rob Gramlich, senior vice president of public policy for the American Wind Energy Association. He and his group support keeping the requirements for purchase of Ohio-generated renewable energy. read more>>>

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