Proposed legislation would have Ohio back away from green jobs in utility industry
BY JIM PROVANCE
BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
COLUMBUS — Four years after Ohio became a leader in trying to force renewable and advanced technology sources of power onto the menus of electric utilities, the state may be preparing to back away.
State Sen. Kris Jordan (R., Powell) this week introduced a bill that would strip from Ohio's 2007 rewrite of energy law the mandate that utilities find 25 percent of their power from such sources. Current law further requires that half of that must come from renewables like wind, solar, and landfill gases.