Legislators Consider Changing Definition Of “Renewable Energy”

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The proposal would let electric companies use some projects involving fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.(Photo: Flickr composite)
The proposal would let electric companies use some projects involving fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.(Photo: Flickr composite)

The state of Ohio tells electric companies that every year they must get a growing share of their energy from renewable sources like wind and solar power. By 2025, green sources are supposed to make up 12.5 per cent of each company’s power.

Now, as part of a major energy policy package, Ohio legislators are considering tinkering with the definition of renewable energy. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that’s worrying environmental groups. Click the play button above to hear reaction from both supporters and critics of the proposal.

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