Op-Ed: At the Statehouse, they’re playing us for energy fools

In case you missed it — and [Ohio] state lawmakers hope like crazy you have — legislation laughably referred to as a “clean energy” bill, is well on its way to becoming law at a high cost to you and me...Proponents framed their utility bailout as a way to save customers money and keep power plant jobs — as opposed to thousands of manufacturing plant jobs that disappear in the state without similar subsidized intervention.

Left unsaid, of course, are the huge energy bill savings already realized from energy efficient programs implemented by Ohio utilities since 2008. Left unsaid are the 112,486 jobs created by the clean energy and energy efficiency industry in the state as of 2018, according to an analysis by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance....Read on at the Akron Beacon Journal