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House Subcommittee Recommends Delaying Energy Bill Amendments

May 3, 2019

The Ohio House Energy Subcomittee
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An Ohio House panel has recommended delaying changes to a bill to bail out the state's struggling nuclear plants while repealing green energy standards. 

Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.


Republican lawmakers are looking to draw out some of the big changes proposed in the energy bill.

 

The legislation originally proposed charging residential ratepayers $2.50 on their monthly electric bill to support subsidies, most of which would go to nuclear plants.

 

It would also wipe out charges incurred through renewable and energy efficiency standards.

 

The revised language, proposed in a subcommittee, would charge ratepayers 50-cents for the first year, continue the energy efficiency costs until the end of 2020, then raise that rate to $2.50 in 2021.

 

The bill with the recommended changes could get a vote in a House committee later this month.