Even though Ohio may not seem important to your local or regional cause, AWEA feels the state of Ohio is PIVOTAL to its future in the US (according to the executive summary of their recently released state of the market report), and with John Kasich having White House aspirations, we need to hold his feet to the fire on this issue NOW.
There is tremendous pressure from the ‘green’ lobbyists for our Governor to STOP Senate Bill 310. If the bill is revised, we feel it must contain, at a minimum:
1. the elimination of the Unconstitutional in-state mandate for renewable energy;
2.revised setbacks measured from property lines; and
3.change the definition of “renewable” to “clean” energy to include hydro-electricity, natural gas, nuclear, combined heat and power, and other affordable and reliable forms of clean energy.
Our current renewable mandates violate the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution. We hope that Governor Kasich will be a bold, honest politician and speak the truth about this industry and the harm that it will bring to our state in the form of higher electricity rates, health and property problems. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear a politician speak the truth??? Wouldn’t it be refreshing to hear a policitican educate the public about what the media will not??? There is a reason that manufacturers have lined up in favor of SB 310- Ohio manufacturing can’t survive if it must continue to pay for expensive renewable mandates!!!!!!! (Well, actually, some like Honda can because their co-ops are ‘exempt’ from paying the fees!)…..
“You can make windmills with cheap, reliable electricity but you can’t make cheap, reliable electricity with windmills.”