Ohio - HB114 - 2017

Revise energy efficiency provisions

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-11-2017
Updated On: 03-29-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Louis Blessing (Republican)

Actions (6)

  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-14-2017 - Refer to Committee: Public Utilities
  • 03-30-2017 - Passed
  • 03-30-2017 - Reported - Substitute: Public Utilities
  • 04-05-2017 - Introduced
  • 04-26-2017 - Refer to Committee: Energy and Natural Resources

Votes (2)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
03-30-2017House PassedHouse65310yes
03-30-2017House Favorable PassageHouse1390yes

Sponsors (53)

News (15)

AEE Ranks Top 5 State Legislative Battles Of 2017 - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:43:09 GMT

Unfortunately, the House of Representatives refused to agree to accept that budget provision, even threatening to shut down the state government rather than go along with an easement of the restrictions. In what seems to be a personal “War on Wind ...

War over Ohio clean energy standards heats up — again - E&E News
Published by eenews.net
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:35:20 GMT

A Senate committee heard testimony yesterday on a bill that would make Ohio's renewable and energy efficiency requirements optional. The proposal ... H.B. 114, as the measure is known, is an extension of the bitter fight that divided Ohio Republicans ...

AEP requests 400 MW of Ohio solar amid attempts to gut RPS - pv magazine USA
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:33:00 GMT

After AEP made its call and waited for proposals to start rolling in, the Ohio Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee was hearing testimony about House Bill (HB) 114, which would turn the state's current 3.5% renewable portfolio standard (RPS ...

Ohio Wind Turbine Setback Fix Suffers a Setback - Energy Collective
Published by theenergycollective.com
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:04:54 GMT

(and former Senator) Bill Seitz, insisted that the wind setback issue be addressed in HB 114 rather than the state budget. But that bill, which passed the House earlier this year, would kill the advanced energy industry in Ohio. Much as Seitz had tried ...

As Ohio legislature regroups, power plant subsidy debate to continue - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:11:50 GMT

Its shareholders include Dayton Power & Light and subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, American Electric Power and Duke Energy, along with utilities in several states bordering Ohio. HB 239 and companion Senate Bill 155 would subsidize Ohio utilities' ... Fast ...

Report: Expanded efficiency opt-out could cost Ohioans billions - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:50:38 GMT

ACEEE issued its analysis Wednesday morning, shortly before state representative Lou Blessing (R-Colerain Township) was due to provide sponsor testimony to an Ohio Senate committee on a bill that would allow expanded opt-outs for commercial and ...

'Outlier' study on Ohio renewable standards is flawed, say critics - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03:08 GMT

A study calling for repeal of Ohio's enforceable renewable energy standards – released just days ahead of legislation to further weaken those laws – will almost certainly be cited as hearings begin on the bill this week. ... Among other things, HB 114 ...

Ohio Employers Urge Lawmakers to Oppose Clean Energy Rollback Bill - 3BL Media (press release)
Published by 3blmedia.com
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:19:32 GMT

As the Ohio House of Representatives prepares to vote on HB 114, major businesses and investors representing more than 30,000 employees, call on lawmakers to vote against the bill, a proposal that they say would dismantle the states renewable energy ...

Energy bill passes House, but fight expected in Senate - The Harrison Press (subscription)
Published by theharrison-press.com
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:51:13 GMT

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation 65-30 that would make Ohio's renewable energy standards optional, promoting business growth in the state, said Rep. Louis W. Blessing III, R-Colerain. House Bill 114, sponsored by Blessing, who ...

Ohio bill would allow customers to opt out of utility renewable energy charges - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:55:20 GMT

A proposed bill (H.B. 114) aimed at eliminating Ohio's renewable energy standard contains a provision allowing customers shopping on the open market for power to bypass paying utility costs that recoups investment from new generation sources, including ...

Report raises questions about Ohio utilities' renewable credit deals - Midwest Energy News
Published by midwestenergynews.com
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:09:32 GMT

The Sierra Club lodged that complaint and other concerns with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio late last month after the regulators invited comments on their draft report on the state's compliance with the renewable portfolio standards. “It's ...

Ohio energy bill hearings begin today, would end rules on efficiency and renewable energy - cleveland.com
Published by cleveland.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:01:20 GMT

Levin Furniture in Avon has installed solar panels as part of its green initiatives, proving to some conservative Ohio lawmakers that solar will be built whether or not the state requires power companies to support it. (Plain Dealer file) ... Unlike S ...

Ohio House Passes Bill To Repeal Renewable Energy Mandate - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:50:33 GMT

In a 65-31 vote last week, the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B.114, a bill that again aims to repeal the renewable energy mandates and instead make them optional goals. H.B.114, which also targets state energy efficiency requirements, now goes ...

Ohio House kills state renewable energy standards - cleveland.com
Published by cleveland.com
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:24:37 GMT

The number of wind farms in Ohio, stagnant since lawmakers increased property setback requirements in 2014, could be further stymied by the passage Thursday of another bill in the Ohio House aimed at making the state's green energy mandates voluntary ...

Ohio HB 114 Renewable Energy Standards Bill Would Cripple Wind Industry, Says AWEA - CleanTechnica
Published by cleantechnica.com
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:59:01 GMT

The American Wind Energy Association has come out against an Ohio state bill which would reduce the state's renewable energy standards into an unenforceable goal, saying that it would slam the brakes on wind power jobs and investment. The Ohio House ...