The nuclear bailout and renewable energy bill may reach Senate floor this week: please ask your state senator to insist on preserving Ohio’s renewable energy and energy conservation programs.

HB 6, which would bail out two aging nuclear plants at ratepayers’ expense and eliminate Ohio’s renewable energy standards, will possibly get another hearing in the Senate Energy & Public Utilities Committee hearing Wednesday, after the senate session. Confusion is mounting as FirstEnergy’s June 30 timeline and Governor DeWine’s unfinished budget butt heads for dominance. Today’s hearing on HB 6 was cut short, when committee chair Steve Wilson announced that no substitute bill had been drafted and no witnesses had signed up to speak. It is possible that lawmakers will work on the sub bill over the weekend. Senate President Larry Obhof has scheduled a July 17 workday, after most legislators had planned to recess for the summer, which will likely be when the full senate votes on the bill. Anyone wishing to weigh-in on the bill should contact their state senator immediately and call the governor as well.

Find your state senator here.

Call the governor at (614) 644-4357

Key senators include:

Brenner
Craig
Gavarone
Hackett
S. Huffman
Lehner
N. Manning
Schaffer
Sykes
Antonio
O’Brien
Maharath
Roegner
Terhar
Wilson

Submitted by Ariel Miller, Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming