Heartland Institute senior fellow James M. Taylor will be testifying about renewable power mandates today in the Ohio Senate. Renewable power is tremendously more expensive than conventional power and provides few if any net environmental benefits, Taylor reports.
Ohio legislators are considering softening or eliminating renewable power mandates passed by the legislature and signed into law in 2008. The law requires 12.5 percent of Ohio electricity to be generated by renewable power sources by 2025.
Ohioans already pay substantially higher electricity prices than their neighbors in Indiana and Kentucky. Renewable power mandates will force Ohio electricity prices even higher, says Taylor.