Governor: Set Yearly Goals for Energy Plan

By Peter Neumann

Governor: Set Yearly Goals for Energy Plan

June 18, 2010 Updated Mar 7, 2008 at 3:45 PM EST

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. Ted Strickland says he is willing to
set yearly goals for the use of renewable power sources but he
wants to give utilities more time to comply than lawmakers
The Democratic governor responded Friday to changes Ohio House
Republicans want to make to his sweeping energy plan.
He agrees with the House's plan to set strict deadlines for
utilities on using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar
power. But Strickland wants the benchmarks to begin in 2015,
instead of next year as the House plan specifies.
Strickland says manufacturers won't be able to convert to
renewable power that quickly.
A House spokeswoman says Speaker Jon Husted hasn't yet studied
Strickland's suggestions.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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