House Bill Freezes Energy Standards Forever


Speaker Pro Tem Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) proposes to eliminate Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards in his recently introduced House Bill 554. Legislation last session froze the standards until January 1, 2017, in order to give the legislature time to study the standards.  If the legislature does not act prior to that date, the standards will go back into effect. Meanwhile, hearings continue in the Senate on Senate Bill 320, introduced by Senator Bill Seitz (R-Green Township), which would extend the freeze for three years and make multiple changes to Ohio energy law.