BigWind feels more confident in Ohio’s ‘wind-heavy counties’

BigWind is preparing for the battle of their lives to overturn the SB310 which froze the renewable mandates x 2 years. Note part of their strategy below…

The big battle over Ohio’s renewable energy standards is over, but there’s still some fight left in those looking to salvage the industry….

The centerpiece of the legislation is coming in the form of an Energy Mandates Study Committee. Twelve state legislators and Tom Johnson, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, must submit a report of the committee’s findings on the efficacy of the standards by next September…

Gov. John Kasich signed the freeze bill 11 days after the EPA plan was announced, but many of the legislators were unaware of the intermingling of the two bills, Payne and O’Donnell told me.

“A lot of legislators were not vested in the issue,” Payne said, meaning alt-energy isn’t a big industry or concern in their distrcit. “We think this is a reason for them to be vested.”

Payne and O’Donnell also want the committee to hold meetings across the state, including in wind-heavy counties in the northwest.

via Renewable energy backers hope federal carbon rules influence S.B. 310 Energy Mandates Study Committee in Ohio – Columbus – Columbus Business First.

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