Ohio Energy Bill Uses Renewables to Cut Usage, Rates

John Davis

An energy bill that will use a mix of regulated and market-based electricity rates starting in 2009 to prevent spikes in power bills and encourage a 22 percent reduction in power usage by 2025 has made it through the Ohio State Senate.

This article from Reuters says the state’s governor has promised to sign the measure that uses renewable energy to help meet those goals:

Ohio has also taken a mixed approach to renewable energy targets. By 2025, at least 25 percent of electricity delivered in Ohio must be generated from “advanced energy” sources. Of that 25 percent goal, at least half has to come from renewable sources like wind and solar, and no more than half from “clean coal” and improved nuclear plants.

The measure also looks to rein in rates charged to consumers.

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