The OELC has filed motions to intervene in several proceedings at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), including a case that could help determine how utilities’ renewable energy credits (“RECs”) are calculated. Senate Bill 221 (S.B. 221), adopted May 1, 2008, requires electric utility companies to invest in energy-efficient technologies, such as high-efficiency lights and insulation, and in renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, hydro, and bio-mass. But many of the bill’s provisions have not been tested, and the PUCO is still implementing the law through rulemaking.
“These interventions are part of the OELC’s ongoing efforts to ensure that the benchmarks and requirements established by S.B. 221 are complied with,” said Will Reisinger, Staff Attorney for the OELC. “Ohio passed strong energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation in 2008–but we still need to make sure that the laws are enforced. The OELC will continue to act as watchdogs to ensure that Ohioans are protected by the clean energy laws they deserve.”
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