Today Governor John R. Kasich and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) issued the following statement regarding S.B. 310 (Balderson), legislation that initiates a process to update Ohio’s renewable energy mandates:
"The well-intentioned strategy developed in 2008 to encourage alternative energy generation mandated levels which are now emerging as a challenge to job creation and Ohio's economic recovery. They are simply unrealistic and will drive up energy costs for job creators and consumers. However, alternative energy sources are an important component of Ohio’s diverse energy portfolio, which is why we've rejected the notion of scrapping Ohio's renewable standards. Instead, by temporarily holding at our current level while problems are ironed out, we keep the progress we've made, ensure we steadily grow new energy sources and preserve affordable energy prices for both businesses and consumers.”
State Senator Keith Faber will hold open office hours at several locations throughout the district on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5, 2014. Senator Faber represents the 12th Ohio Senate District which encompasses all of Allen, Champaign, Mercer and Shelby counties as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke and Logan counties. He currently serves as President of the Senate.