Columbus – Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement regarding her appointment to the Renewable Energy Freeze Study Committee:
“The state has a unique opportunity to be a leader in establishing energy standards that are in line with the needs of Ohioans. I look forward to working with members of the Energy Study Committee and  listening to both Ohioans and those in the energy community regarding best practices and policies, and implementing sound and effective energy standards for Ohio going forward.” 
The study committee was established with the passage of Senate Bill 310, which temporarily freezes and substantially modifies the state’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. It is tasked with studying the results of those laws and making recommendations for future energy policy.
The committee has also been charged with reviewing the current standards which say that 25 percent of the electricity sold by Ohio utilities must be generated from alternative energy sources, and half of that must come from renewables like wind power. Solar must account for at least 0.5 percent of the renewables load.

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