In April 2019, Ohio House Bill 6 titled “Creates Ohio Clean Air Program” was introduced to promote electricity production from clean air resources that improve air quality in this state. The legislation would repeal the existing Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards originally established in 2008 by Ohio Senate Bill 221. Ohio House Bill 6 would create an electricity rate rider for Ohio electric consumers to establish a clean air fund. These funds will first be made available as subsidies for two nuclear power plants in Ohio and the remaining funds will establish a reduced emissions program for other technologies that attempt to reduce their emissions. The Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee issued a notice on June 25, announcing a substitute House Bill 6 will be introduced.
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Submitted by: Eric Romich, OSU Extension Field Specialist, Energy Education