State-established electric utility energy efficiency and renewable energy standards were frozen by legislation in 2013. The freeze is due to expire in early 2017. Some lawmakers are eager to act on the issue during the upcoming lame duck legislative session. This week, Governor Kasich renewed his intention to veto any bill that weakens or eliminates the standards. Read more in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The governor was reacting to a plan recently updated by Senator Bill Seitz, Chair of the Senate Public Utilities Committee, that would end the freeze in December while softening the “standards” into “goals” and make other changes. 9/29/2016