Urge your state senator to stand up for solar by opposing HB 114

Solar advocates testify in favor of maintaining a strong renewable portfolio standard.

Last year, Ohioans rejected a proposal to extend the freeze of Ohio’s Renewable Portfolio Standard in House Bill 554. At our urging, the governor rejected efforts to hurt Ohio’s solar producers. It was also understood that clean energy policy is also required to advance Ohio’s economy. Not only is solar one of the fastest growing jobs sectors, but employers are looking for stable clean energy policy when investing in a state.

A new attempt is underway to make Ohio’s RPS voluntary. The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 114 last spring, and it is now under consideration in an Ohio Senate committee. Solar producers and all Ohioans who care about jobs and clean energy must again speak against this attempt. Ohio remains the only state to have gone backwards on its RPS standard. Let’s not let it happen again. Please, urge your Senator to oppose attempts to reduce the RPS standard through this legislation.