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OEC Files Appeal to Ohio Supreme Court Over Change in Definition of “Energy Efficient”

As a potential battle in the General Assembly heats up over the fate of Ohio’s Clean Energy Standard, a similar battle over clean energy is underway in the Ohio Supreme Court. And the OEC is there – fighting for you and the environment.

In October of last year, the Public Utilities Commission made a rule changing how factories and other large electricity users qualify as "energy efficient." While this may seem like a boring and technical case that only a lawyer would care about, it has huge ramifications on the future of clean energy in Ohio, and Ohio’s addiction to dirty fossil fuels.

So on December 31, 2012, the Ohio Environmental Council filed a notice of appeal of the PUCO’s rule change to the Ohio Supreme Court. In June, the OEC’s filed its briefs to the Ohio Supreme Court and we await the Court to set a date for oral arguments. Read more.

Protecting Clean Energy at the Public Utilities Commission

With impacts from climate change increasing and Congress back-pedaling on the comprehensive climate legislation the country needs, the fight to curb Ohio’s Greenhouse Gas emissions centers at the Public Utilities Commission. 

The Ohio Environmental Law Center is front and center at the PUCO to make sure that dirty fossil fuels are replaced with clean, green energy sources.

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