Calendar › Advocate to keep Ohio's energy efficiency law
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Advocate to keep Ohio's energy efficiency law
Currently, Ohio's Energy Efficiency Resource Standard requires investor-owned utilities to achieve increasing levels of energy efficiency in their services territories, through the year 2025. The proposed legislation, SB58, would significantly dilute Ohio's efficiency standards by capping annual spending on efficiency and watering down what kinds of initiatives count toward efficiency goals (like routine utility maintenance and system upgrades, for example). A recent report found that weakening the standard as proposed would result in $3.65 billion of additional energy costs to Ohio ratepayers over the next 12 years.
A broad coalition has expressed opposition to the legislation, including the Ohio Manufacturers Association. But it's clear that those interested in weakening efficiency standards are working hard to push their legislation forward.
The group, Efficiency First, is organizing a rally in Columbus to support keeping Ohio's energy efficiency law strong.
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