COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Rep. Michael Stinziano has been named to the legislative committee that will help decide the future of renewable energy standards in Ohio.
The Energy Mandates Study Committee, which was created by a state law passed earlier this year, will analyze the state’s renewable energy mandates and make recommendations in a report due by September 2015. Ohio’s renewable energy mandates are frozen at their current rate by that same law.
“I am honored to be appointed to such a crucially important committee, which will help determine the course of our state’s renewable energy policies,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat.
“I hope through our work we can devise sensible renewable energy mandates that will protect both the environment and our citizens. Ohioans deserve nothing less.”
With the appointment of Stinziano, the composition of the committee is now complete. It is comprised of 13 members: six from the Ohio Senate, six from the Ohio House of Representatives, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman (who cannot vote.)
Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina, made the appointment Oct. 9.