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Friday, February 23, 2018

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Ohio General Assembly Passes Controversial Energy Bill

HB 554 addresses new targets for usage of alternative energy

Lawmakers sent energy standards legislation (HB 554) to Governor John Kasich's desk, proposing to convert Ohio's mandates for renewable sources to goals, alongside other changes to utility policy. Proponents cast conversion from mandates to goals in HB554 (Amstutz) as a necessary adjustment in the face of uncertain federal policies. Foes described the goals as a de facto freeze likely to be continued at the end of HB554's two year period of voluntary targets.

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