Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RELEASE: Energy Mandates Study Committee Releases Report

COLUMBUS—State Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson), co-chair of the Energy Mandates Study Committee, today released the report on the committee, which outlines its findings and recommendations.

Rep. Roegner released the following statement regarding the report:

“I’m happy today to present the report on the findings and recommendations from the Energy Mandates Study Committee, which is the result of testimony from experts and Ohio citizens, in-depth research on the topic of government energy mandates, and thorough discussion regarding best practices for energy policy.

The findings indicate various recommendations for how the legislature can assist in continuing on the most cost-effective pathway for Ohio ratepayers, and I look forward to furthering the conversation with my colleagues in the House and Senate to see what legislation could be possible as a result of these findings.”

The committee was created through Substitute Senate Bill 310 of the 130th General Assembly. Consisting of a bipartisan panel of members from both the House and Senate, and the chairperson of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the study committee was tasked with studying Ohio’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, and peak demand reduction mandates enacted into law by Amended Substitute Senate Bill 221 of the 127th General Assembly.